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Old 02-24-2007, 12:41 AM   #1
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How do I schedule a single command (./ to be run hourly on Mandriva 2007 official? Help please.
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have a look at man crontab
Old 02-24-2007, 01:46 AM   #3
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You'll want to learn how to modify /etc/crontab. In addition to the ever so popular 'man crontab', here are some links as reference:

Hope this helps.
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In Mandriva (and possibly other distributions), you can put a copy of the script in /etc/cron.hourly. In a terminal window (as root):

cp ./ /etc/cron.hourly
Old 02-24-2007, 10:01 PM   #5
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Thank you very much for the help. Attempting to edit crontab (via crontab -e) didn't go so well, but apparently adding a script to the cron.hourly does work. It seems to run on the hour exactly (like *:01). =)



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