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Old 06-21-2008
crontab confusion

I come across an entry in cron which is in such:

0 * * * *

What is the first 0 indicating? 0 minute? meaning a script cron as such will run every minute? Smilie
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Old 06-21-2008
There are 60 minutes in every hour. The first minute is called "minute 0" and the last minute is called "minute 59". You entry when run every time a minute zero comes around. That is once and hour and on the first minute of the hour.
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Old 06-25-2008
Was it missing the command or did you just omit that in the example?
 

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