Subject: Re: cron that !
To: Zafer Aydogan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris Pinnock <cjep@NetBSD.org>
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