Originally Posted by rjo98
The first two numbers in a line on a crontab are what I thought to be minutes then hour. Is there a distro/shell/anything that would ever make it hour than minutes?
10 2 * * * blablabla
would run at 2:10, but is there ever a case where it would run at 10:02?
Yes, if you set it up to run at 10:02. There are many Google references to the crontab format in Linux. To quote one:
The following is the format entries in a crontab must be.
MIN HOUR MDAY MON DOW COMMAND 5 * * * *
MIN = Minute 0-60
HOUR = Hour [24-hour clock] 0-23
MDAY = Day of Month 1-31
MON = Month 1-12
DOW = Day of Week 0-6
COMMAND = Command to be run
So, to run at 10:02:
02 10 * * * <command name>
They also take wildcards, such as running every 5 minutes
/5 * * * * <command name>