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Crontab

Quote:
name=$ (hostname)

# */1 * * * * echo "Machine Name: $name" >> /home/bsd1gcc/test
That should echo Machine name and then the hostnames command into the test file every minute shouldnt it?

Cant seem to get it working.
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Hi.

I'm not aware that you can execute things like this inside the crontab file.

For what you are trying to do:

Code:
* * * * * echo "Machine Name: $HOSTNAME" >> /home/bsd1gcc/test

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Originally Posted by scottn
Hi.

I'm not aware that you can execute things like this inside the crontab file.

For what you are trying to do:

Code:
* * * * * echo "Machine Name: $HOSTNAME" >> /home/bsd1gcc/test

and change the first * to */1?
# 4  
*/1 means every minute.

* means every minute...

*/n means every n'th minute... if n = 1, then */n = *
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Quote:
Originally Posted by scottn
*/1 means every minute.

* means every minute...

*/n means every n'th minute... if n = 1, then */n = *
Ok, thanks alot. Just that i remember putting just a 1 there for 1 minute and instead it doing it at 1 minute past every hour.
 

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