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Old 02-26-2013
Cron JOb Entry

Hi All,

i have a folder in a server say xxx.xx.xx.xx\abcd\efgh. i want to make a cron job entry so that i would get a mail (me@example.com) on business days. will this help me...

Code:
30 4 * * 1-5   cd \abcd\efgh|ls-ltr|mailx:me@example.com[IMG]https://www.unix.com/images/editor/code.png


Last edited by Franklin52; 03-19-2013 at 10:58 AM.. Reason: Code tags
# 2  
Old 02-26-2013
Code:
crontab

entry should be like this

Code:
min hour day month day/week   scriptname

You can't write
Code:
cd

like that in the
Code:
cron

Entry.

Creat a script write your program in that and then schedule cronjob like this

Code:
30 4 * * 1-5  yourscript.sh

# 3  
Old 02-26-2013
Thanks much for the instant reply......

i will try that too. but instead of writing that in .sh file running, why i can't i just put those cd thing in last segment of crontab entry...need ur valuble suggestion.Thanks!!
# 4  
Old 02-26-2013
Iam not 100% sure but its not like that it will not work if you do a
Code:
cd

.
Code:
cron

is just use to make a job or a process to run at particular time.

You can do a
Code:
cd

too but its good to use a simple script for the purpose.
# 5  
Old 02-26-2013
Brownie point for creativity - I've never seen nor thought about using code tags like that!
Quote:
You can't write
Code:
cd

like that in the
Code:
cron

Entry.
Why not? cron will execute anything it finds, with the known restrictions applied.
# 6  
Old 02-26-2013
Thanks a lot bro ... that would definetly help me..

---------- Post updated at 06:45 AM ---------- Previous update was at 06:35 AM ----------

Hi Frnds.

i have files created daily in that folder. so it will have hundreds of files.how to get the list of files that are created on that date.i mean for today i should receive a mail with the list of files along with the size created today(2/26/2013)
# 7  
Old 02-26-2013
Hi Mahesh,

What you tried so far, where you stuck?

Regards,
Ravi
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