RE: Howto add a crontab job ?
> Hi Chris,
> Thanks. man crontab doesn't tell me what the syntax is for a "every 5
> job though, and that's what I need. Any other ideas ?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Kenrick [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Saturday, November 09, 2002 2:39 PM
> To: W.D.McKinney
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Howto add a crontab job ?
> On Sat, Nov 09, 2002 at 02:18:45PM -0900, W.D.McKinney wrote:
>> I am new to debian and wondered what's the best way to add a
>> job for crontab (indexmaker for mrtg) ?
> Write a short shell script to do what you need, looking something like
> mrtg dosomething
> and put the file in /etc/cron.daily (presuming you want it run once a
> Or, if you want it at a certain time, or whatever, use man crontab to
> see the file format, and edit /etc/crontab
> - Chris
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