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Old 06-18-2015, 12:08 AM   #1
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Need help with a scheduled reboot cron job via Webmin


Greetings

I am quite new with Linux. I have recently built a home Ubuntu server (14.04). I am wanting to schedule a daily reboot of the server at a specific time. I have Webmin installed so assuming it should be a bit easier to do this task via Webmin. My understanding is to do this via Webmin, I would create a new scheduled cron job, however I am having some difficulty determining what I enter for the cron job. I assume that I would execute the cron job as the a user with root privileges. In the Command box, would I simply enter


reboot

or would it be

0 */3 * * * /sbin/reboot

Also, do I need to enter anything in the Input to command box?

Thanks for any help on this

Cheers,

Torbuck
 
Old 06-18-2015, 05:35 PM   #2
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Every 3 hours? I think not!
but ok.
have a look at http://www.dataphyx.com/cronsandbox/cronsandboxgui.php and enter
Code:
0 */3 * * *
there and hit the run button for what it will "do" and when.
 
Old 06-19-2015, 01:03 AM   #3
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I wasn't sure what "0 */3 * * * /sbin/reboot" actually represented. I found that in a Google search. Someone else was trying to do the same thing. I only want the system to reboot once a day, say at 7am. I can see that I can control the reboot time via Webmin. I assume under "Hours" I would just select 7, although I am a bit confused how to set the time.

So back to my original question, is the only entry that I need to place into the Command box is "reboot"? Or is there more to it than that?
 
  


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