[Webinar] Streamline your web hosting managementRegister Today

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 455
  • Last Modified:

scripting cron jobs on a Red Hat box

Hi,
It has been a few years since I scripted a Cron job, now I need to do it in Linux.

Anyone have good links for this?  

I need to known
1. Where to place the file
2. How to place it in the Cron scheduler

Thanks.
0
NYGiantsFan
Asked:
NYGiantsFan
3 Solutions
 
SStoryCommented:
It depends upon if it i will be ran by root, local user or what. You could actually place it anywhere depending upon what it does.

2.
crontab -e

create the entry
ESC
:
qw
to save

#---------------- Minute (0 - 59)
  |  #------------- Hour (0 - 23)
  |  |  #---------- Day of the Month (1 - 31)
  |  |  |  #------- Month (1 - 12)
  |  |  |  |  #---- Day of the Week (0 - 6) (Sunday=0 or 7)
  |  |  |  |  |
  *  *  *  *  *  example-script.sh
(source: http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1072)
0
 
Duncan RoeSoftware DeveloperCommented:
You need to log in as the user under which you want the job to run. Then use crontab -e to insert the job, crontab -l to check it inserted OK.
0
 
Joseph GanSystem AdminCommented:
0

Featured Post

The new generation of project management tools

With monday.com’s project management tool, you can see what everyone on your team is working in a single glance. Its intuitive dashboards are customizable, so you can create systems that work for you.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now