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How to setup a crontab?

dima_sherman
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Hi, i tried to run a crontab on my eggdrop, i did &
followed the btochk script, but when the system reboot the pid file stay in the library and the bot doesn't come back.
Help me setup it, maybe i have errors maybe my botchk bad. Thanks.
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type crontab -l and it will list what cron jobs are in the memory.  this might help you debug the problem.  i'm assuming you did the standard command

% crontab cronfile

where cronfile is the name of your cron commands?  hope this helps point you in the right direction.
What is a bot / btochk?
What version of Unix?
Which library are you refering to is it the /proc (or equivalent) directory?

What process does the pid refer to? Is it a task called cron?

In short can you provide a little more detail?

Possibly the bot does not come back because the time that cron is told to schedule the task was either just before cron started or is well in to the future.

Typically cron is used to start background tasks at regular intervals (eg. Every Sunday night at 9PM). If you were wanting to start a job after a reboot, you might consider /etc/init.

Again, more details please?
Which version of UNIX?

Depending on version it can be as simple as adding script files to directories (cron_daily etc.).


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NO NO NO, i did $ crontab 0,10,20,30,40,50 * * * *   /home/zer0c0ol/eggdrop1.1.5/botchk >/dev/null 2>&1
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Like it says in readme & botchk.
The bot comes back only if the IRC || the pipe broken or something.
If the system reboots the pid.LameBot stays and the comp think the
bot is online (i think so...)

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p.s there is no matter what Unix Os or system i know that crontab appears there. . . i have 10 diffrent unix oses i ask globally. thnaks.
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