cron syntax (leafnode)
hawat.thufir at gmail.com
Sun Apr 1 22:34:24 UTC 2012
I want leafnode to run every 65 minutes, or perhaps every hour at 23
minutes past, or something along those lines. I *think* this is the
cronjob to fetchnews:
thufir at dur:~$ nl /etc/cron.d/leafnode
1 # Cron entries for Leafnode.
2 # Run /etc/news/leafnode/do-fetch-news every hour.
3 8 * * * * news if [ -x /etc/news/leafnode/do-fetch-news ]; then /
thufir at dur:~$
on line 3, I was about to turn that 8 into */65, but that can't be
right. I thought that the first number was the interval:
but fetchnews is running every hour. I wouldn't really want it to run
every eight minutes, and I don't htink it does. I receive periodic
messages that leafnode fails, so I want to send it at odd times.
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