Subject: Re: cron that !
To: Chris Pinnock <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Richard Earnshaw <email@example.com>
Date: 10/28/2004 10:51:42
On Thu, 2004-10-28 at 10:49, Chris Pinnock wrote:
> 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
It certainly works for me. In fact, the default root entry uses it for
*/10 * * * * /usr/libexec/atrun
Check that you have permission to run cron jobs on the machine...