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Old 04-16-2001, 09:36 AM   #1
goochable
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Hi,

I have created a cron file named ex_cron like this

# do extract every 5 minutes
5 * * * * /opt/oracle/export/ftpextract

I have then done a

crontab -u oracle ex_cron

and nothing happens. Can someone help me with why
the job is not running?

Thanks in advance for your help!!!

Mike
 
Old 04-16-2001, 10:04 AM   #2
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maybe it work this way

*/12 * * * * /opt/oracle/export/ftpextract
 
Old 04-17-2001, 02:13 AM   #3
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5 * * * * /opt/oracle/export/ftpextract
this tells cron to start the command five minutes past every hour.
 
Old 04-17-2001, 07:43 AM   #4
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crontab does not take a file as an argument, it is used to edit users crontabs. Type 'crontab -u username -e' and then type the line that devnull and ugge gave.
 
  


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