setting a cron job
james.gray at dot.com.au
Mon Mar 10 01:46:34 UTC 2008
On Mon, 10 Mar 2008 12:13:28 pm James Gray wrote:
> On Mon, 10 Mar 2008 12:01:33 pm Jamie Griffin wrote:
> > ok... I've managed to edit the file successfully but now it doesn't seem
> > to run. I've added the line:
> > 2 * * * * * /usr/bin/getmail
> > to the file but it's not fetching mail, or doesn't appear to be. Does it
> > look as though there's something wrong with what i've done?
> That will run at 2 minutes past the hour, every hour. Check
> /var/log/syslog to see information about crond's operation. If you wanted
> to run a command at more regular intervals you can separate the values with
> commas or use a divisor:
> */15 * * * * * /some/command
> 0,15,30,45 * * * * * /some/command
That serves me right for cutting and pasting the OP's cron line! D'oh! As
other have pointed out, there should only be 5 columns in the time
definition, not six.
Thought I should correct this for the archives.
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