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Old 04-23-2007, 05:59 AM   #1
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Scheduled tasks


Hi!
I use CentOS 4.4.
I want to run a program (it doesn't matter what kind of program)on my linux server every sunday at 9:00 AM .
How can I do that?
Are there any services on linux, like Scheduled Tasks in windows?

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Old 04-23-2007, 06:08 AM   #2
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Hi, try

Code:
$ man cron
 
Old 04-24-2007, 12:17 AM   #3
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I've tried to set cron, but it doesn't work!
crond is running. If I type
Code:
crontab -l
the result is:
Code:
20 * * * * service vsftpd start
It means that ftp daemon could start every hours, but this command never execute.
Do you have any idea why this command doesn't execute?

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Old 04-24-2007, 02:34 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by gubak
Code:
20 * * * * service vsftpd start
It means that ftp daemon could start every hours, but this command never execute.
Do you have any idea why this command doesn't execute?
That will start every 20 minutes after the hour. If you want to run something every Sunday 9AM then try

Code:
0 9 * * sun /path/to/vsftpdscript

Your example won't execute (my guess) because cron wants a full path to whatever it's supposed to run.

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