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Old 04-23-2002
Data How to install crontab?

Some really basic questions about crontab:

Can I run a java program from crontab?

If yes, how would the command line look like if I wonted to run the program every 5 minutes?

Thanks! Smilie
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Old 04-23-2002
You should really read the Man page for crontab.

At the command line type " man crontab". It will tell you everything you need to know.

Smilie
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Old 04-24-2002
you can run the java file using -
java -classpath path_to_class_file your_class_file_name

Remember, you have to use the full path name for 'java'. Dont forget to include all the class files in -'classpath' option.

Crontab entry -
5,10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50,55 * * * * your_script

Hope this is useful.
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Old 04-24-2002
Thank you! Smilie
 

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