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Old 02-22-2006, 09:08 AM   #1
kalinchuk
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Crontab


How can i create a crontab for user apache to copy the file /var/www/file.name to /var/named/chroot/var/named/file.name every 5 minutes. Thanks. Also I've tried using the crontab but i don't know how to write or save it.
 
Old 02-22-2006, 09:59 AM   #2
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you edit a user's crontab by doing 'crontab -e'.

it would be something like:

0,5,10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50,55 * * * * <your script / command >

although i think you can do:

*/5 * * * * <your script / command >

try it out. note you'll have to su (switch user ) to a user to edit it's crontab.


then save and exit.....


crontab -l to list the commands...


you might also have to edit a file called cron.allow in /etc.

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