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Old 07-24-2006
Cron job

Regarding Cron job,
i want to execute a scriptevery 4 days once irrespective of a week or a month.
Is it possible?Any help
# 2  
Old 07-25-2006
I would suggest accessing cron with the at(1) utility rather than a complex crontab. At the top of your script, simply add a call to at(1) four days from now. Regardless of your script's exit code, the script will run again in exactly four days.

Here is a simple example (using Korn).

Code:
#!/bin/ksh

    at -k -f "$0" now + 4 days

    /bin/ls  # whatever commands 

    exit $?

You then jumpstart the process with an appopriate time. Let's say it's noon and you want to start the process tonight at 8:00pm.

Code:
at -k -f "/your/script/here" now + 8 hours

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Old 07-26-2006
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Thanks for ur reply.
 
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