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but could not get the */30 * * * to work that gave me an error:
Cron also supports 'step' values.
A value of */2 in the dom field would mean the command runs every two days
and likewise, */5 in the hours field would mean the command runs every
* 12 10-16/2 * * root backup.sh
is the same as:
* 12 10,12,14,16 * * root backup.sh
*/15 9-17 * * * root connection.test
Will run connection.test every 15 mins between the hours or 9am and 5pm
i was trying to get something like the last line example there to run.
That's the correct time setup. I don't know about your command though. I don't seem to have a command called svc on FC3 . Normally, to restart a service I use the command like this...
service smb restart. You do want to use the full path in a cron job so that would look like this..
*/30 * * * * /sbin/service smb restart ## example