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Old 02-19-2004, 08:39 PM   #1
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How to type in syntax to create a crontab with RH9


Hello everyone,

I am trying to create a crontab in RH9 but I am unable to find an area that will respond to crontab -e. I have typed the syntax in Run Command but nothing happens.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Craig
 
Old 02-19-2004, 08:52 PM   #2
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Hi, and welcome to LQ.

Try opening a console (shell, terminal, ...),
and typing that there.


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Old 02-19-2004, 09:33 PM   #3
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You could try kcron if you have it, it is a gui front to cron. Or the command line is;
crontab -e
Which makes it for that user, so be logged is as that user. The command line uses vi, so press 'i' for insert mode and ':wq' to write the file and quit. (no quotes in either)

Almost forgot this site;
http://www.mtsdev.com/opensource/phpcrontab.php

Last edited by uteck; 02-19-2004 at 09:35 PM.
 
Old 02-19-2004, 09:38 PM   #4
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Originally posted by Tinkster
Hi, and welcome to LQ.

Try opening a console (shell, terminal, ...),
and typing that there.


Cheers,
Tink
Thank you for the welcome. That worked. Thanks!!!
 
Old 02-19-2004, 09:43 PM   #5
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Originally posted by uteck
You could try kcron if you have it, it is a gui front to cron. Or the command line is;
crontab -e
Which makes it for that user, so be logged is as that user. The command line uses vi, so press 'i' for insert mode and ':wq' to write the file and quit. (no quotes in either)

Almost forgot this site;
http://www.mtsdev.com/opensource/phpcrontab.php
I found Konsole and was able to write to my cron file. I am Linux + and it referred to using :wq! to save the file. I pressed enter after trying both :wq and :wq! but nothing happens. Do you have any suggestions on how I can save this new file? I''ll also check out that website.

Thanks,
Craig
 
Old 02-20-2004, 01:09 AM   #6
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After you're done inserting press ESC,
and then :wq

vi sucks :}


Cheers,
Tink
 
  


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