Subject: Re: cron that !
To: Zafer Aydogan <>
From: Chris Pinnock <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/28/2004 09:49:21
On Thu, Oct 28, 2004 at 11:33:59AM +0200, Zafer Aydogan wrote:
> Hej Newsgroup, 
> Why doesn't cron understand this:
> */5 * * * * command
> to repeat a command every 5 minutes ?

According to the manual page crontab(5) this should work.

       Step values can be used in conjunction with ranges.  Following a  range
       with  ``/<number>''  specifies  skips of the number's value through the
       range.  For example, ``0-23/2'' can be used in the hours field to spec-
       ify command execution every other hour (the alternative in the V7 stan-
       dard is ``0,2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,22'').  Steps are also  permitted
       after  an asterisk, so if you want to say ``every two hours'', just use