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hi expets

i want to schedule a cron job every minute Mon to Fri

i want to schedule a cron job every minute 7 days of the week.

Any idea what the cron syntax expression should be ?

thanks.
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afaicr - not possible (>= 5 mins)
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sorry, what is afaicr ?
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As Far As I Can Remember (see why i wrote it now? ;))

The usual response to the question is something along the lines of 'use a looping shell script instead' but of course, you're in the Java TA so ...
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by:royjayd
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ok. Can you tell me what is cron date/ time expression if i have to run every 5 minutes 7 days a week.

for every 5 hours monday to friday i have
0 0/5 * * * MON-FRI

what would it be for every 5 minutes 7 days a week?

thanks.
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*/5 * * * * /usr/bin/foo

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i think - better check ;)
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thanks
so if */5 * * * * /usr/bin/foo schedules every 5 minutes,
*/1 * * * * /usr/bin/foo should schedule every one minute, right ?
I thought only seconds level scheduling is not possible with cron, correct me if i am wrong.
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Sorry - i must have been remembering some other limit. Doh!

Yes, that will work or just

* * * * * /usr/bin/foo 

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