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Hi all,

Currently I am running a cronjob sunday thru saturday.
I need to change it from tuesday thru sunday, leaving out monday. Which one of the following is correct ?

00 5 * * 2-7

or

00 5 * * 0,2-6

Thank
a.
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Old 10-22-2001
cron setup

alxsanchez,

You can do one of two things. Actually let me tell you what can't be done. Then I will show how to do it correctly.

Your first example has 3-7 for the days. This close to correct except there is no "7". It would be "3-0". 3 is Tuesday and 0 is Sunday. The days start at 0 for Sunday through 6 for Saturday.

Your second example cannot be done. Mixing "," and "-" is not allowed on one of the 5 parameters. You can use "5,15" for minutes and then use "8-6" for Hours, but not in the same parameter.

Look at this example.
# minutes (0-59) hours (0-23) dates (1-31) months (1-12) days (0-6)

0,15,30,45 8-5 * * 1-5 /usr/bin/somescript



For your example you can either do:

0 5 * * 0, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 /usr/bin/somescript

or

0 5 * * 2-0 /usr/bin/somescript

It might help you some more to read the man page for cron.
Just type "man cron" at the prompt.

Also do a crontab -l to see your actual real crontab on your system.


Hope this helps.
Smilie Smilie
 

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