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Old 10-23-2007, 11:30 PM   #1
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How to run file every 1 mintues??

i have a file
i want linux to run this file every 1 minutes?
so does it about linux services or shell script programming?
Old 10-23-2007, 11:39 PM   #2
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Hi! If you want to run your script every minute then edit your crontab file add something like the code below:

* * * * * /path/to/
This line executes your script every minute of every hour of every day of every month.

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Old 10-23-2007, 11:40 PM   #3
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cron is the mechanism for scheduling programs to run on a schedule.

Most general purpose Linux distros have a cron system installed. Each user who is authorised to use cron has their own "crontab". This can be edited from the command line using the crontab command. The format of the crontab needs to be understood to edit it in this way.

If you don't want to spend the time to learn the crontab format, you can install and use kcron to edit your crontab using a GUI, although this interface only permits you to select something to run every 5 minutes.

You should be aware that cron jobs run with a restricted environment - that is not all the environment variables which are set in your normal interactive shell will be set. This may affect the programs you run.

For more information, see the manual pages crontab(1) and crontab(5). The number in brackets is the manual section. To view a page in a specific section you use a command like this in the terminal:
man 5 crontab
The page in section 5 documents the file format, the page in section 1 documents the command which edits the file.
Old 10-23-2007, 11:41 PM   #4
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For some more detailed information and examples, see this link.


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