setting a cron job
jpg at gmx.com
Mon Mar 10 09:59:14 UTC 2008
Thanks very much for the help and tips, got it working ok now, very pleased.
On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 08:16:34AM +0000, Tony Arnold wrote:
> Jamie Griffin wrote:
> > Hi
> > I also wanted to ask how i can set a cron job to poll mail at, say, 5
> > minute intervals.
> > I found an article which says to use 'crontab -e' and add an
> > appropriate line to a text file. However, when i tried this i had a
> > strange error message so aborted the process. I wasn't sure if the
> > given method was for another linux distribution or not.
> > does anyone know the best way to do this?
> For future reference, there is man page that describes what you can put
> in a crontab file. You can get it by typing:
> man 5 crontab
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