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Old 01-27-2010
Questions regarding crontab entry

can anyone explains me the last fields in the below cron job. Here it will run on 31st 23:59.. what is mean by 1-7/2 (first to seventh month) what /2 represents

59 23 31 1-7/2,8-12/2


Thanks in advance.
rogerben
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Old 01-27-2010
The slash means, use only every n-th value, in your case every other month:
1-7/2 = 1 - 3 - 5 - 7
8-12/2 = 8 - 10 - 12

Only a few cron implementations use this notation. The Solaris cron does not.
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Old 02-01-2010
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Originally Posted by hergp
The slash means, use only every n-th value, in your case every other month:
1-7/2 = 1 - 3 - 5 - 7
8-12/2 = 8 - 10 - 12

Only a few cron implementations use this notation. The Solaris cron does not.

thanks a lot.
rogerben
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