Cron problem

René Berber rberber@prodigy.net.mx
Fri Oct 7 17:23:00 GMT 2005


Orfeo Da Via wrote:
[snip]
> $ crontab -l
>   # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE - edit the master and reinstall.
>   # (/tmp/crontab.1200 installed on Fri Oct  7 18:26:04 2005)
>   # (Cron version -- $Id: crontab.c,v 1.8 2004/12/21 16:14:41 corinna Exp $)
>   * 18 * * * /bin/date >> /usr/tmp/date.out 2>&1

man 5 crontab :

       The time and date fields are:

              field          allowed values
              -----          --------------
              minute         0-59
              hour           0-23
              day of month   0-31
              month          0-12 (or names, see below)
              day of week    0-7 (0 or 7 is Sun, or use names)

[snip]
> 
> I wait wait wait, but the /usr/tmp directory is always empty ...

Your crontab job will run every minute starting at 18:00.

Keep waiting ;-) read a book... read the manual.
-- 
R.Berber


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