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Re: scripts running all the time?

On Sun, 24 Feb 2008, Raj Kiran Grandhi wrote:

Daniel Dalton wrote:

I want to put a call to my hpodder (podcaster) in a script that runs all the time. So I can have my computer on and when the time hits 7 am or between 7 and 10 am it will podcast.

This is because I get better download speeds earlier in the morning.

So what script could I add an if statement to that could then just simpley run
hpodder update
If the time is correct?

I heard about crontab.

I read
man crontab but didn't find much.

try 'man 5 crontab', that will tell you the format of the crontab file

For your case, I think the following line should work
0 7 * * * /path/to/script.sh

How would I make it go on every day between 2 and 3 pm? (That's the time now so just for testing...)

Yeah I think my last message had the sintax all wrong.
I guess all the * signs mean work on every day?
But dunno how its meant to stop at 10 am with your example.

If you could show me the one for 2 -3 pm I would appreciate it.
Then hopefully I can see it print hello world.
My /home/daniel/bash-scripts/hpodder just contains the line
echo "hello world"


Daniel Dalton


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