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Old 07-27-2010
cron job

Hello,


Can anyone help me how to set any script as cron job. I have gone through all threads but not able to get the details. Appreciate your help.

I need to set test.pl to run on every Tuesday by 6am in the morning.

I do not the cron file which is defined.

Please help me out.

Thanks
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Old 07-27-2010
# 3  
Old 07-28-2010
hi jam

crontab hav 6 fields

min hour day month weekday <filename>


minute Minute of the hour 0 to 59
hour Hour of the day 0 to 23
day Day of the month 1 to 31
month Month of the year 1 to 12
weekday Day of the week 0 to 6 (0 = Sunday)

use this one

00 06 * *
# 4  
Old 07-28-2010
Code:
00 06 * * 2 test.pl

You just have to add this to your users cron using...
Code:
crontab -e

Actually: might want to declare where perl is...

run a:
Code:
which perl

That will show you where perl lives..
ie. /usr/bin/perl

Then make the crontab appropriately:
Code:
00 06 * * 2 /usr/bin/perl /path/to/test.pl

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