Re: Having trouble with Cron
on 13:42 Tue 22 Mar, Ed Curtis (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> Maybe someone can help out with this. I have a bash script I run at
> 1am every morning via an entry in cron.d. It records an echo in a
> file when done so I can record it running. The trouble I'm having
> with it is that it's recording that's it has completed about once a
> minute from the hour starting a 1 am until 2 am!. I'm not sure it's
> actually running that entire time. I can't imagine that it would run
> exactly for a perfect hour then stop. If I run the script by hand it
> only takes a few minutes and records only one entry into my log
> In /etc/cron.d/backuppublishers I have....
> * 1 * * * root /bin/backuppublishers
^ is your problem
Your cron spec specifies "run every minute, for the first hour, of every
day, of every month, and every weekday".
You would want to specify some specific minute:
1 1 * * * root /bin/backuppublishers
... says: run on the first minute, of the first hour, ...
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