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Old 10-18-2010, 03:19 AM   #1
apapa
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Problem with crontab


Hello everyone,

Could you please help me with the following?
I have a cron running the third week of each month and more specific the third Tuesday.

00 21 15-21 * 2 /home/path/script.sh

Suddenly, this month it run on Sunday night! Does anyone knows why that happened?

Thank you in advance!
 
Old 10-18-2010, 04:01 AM   #2
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Well, 2 is definitely Tuesday, so if it ran on a Sunday, you've got another copy somewhere...
 
Old 10-18-2010, 04:13 AM   #3
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I think the way you have it, your script will run on days 15,16,17,18,19,20,21 AND every Tuesday. How many months have you had your script running for?
 
Old 10-18-2010, 04:14 AM   #4
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Thank you for your response!

I cannot understand... I may have another copy of cron? I cannot see anything with crontab -l command.
 
Old 10-18-2010, 04:20 AM   #5
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This script is running correctly for four months... until now of course!

It is running once every month, between 15-21 when the day is Tuerday.

Thank you again!
 
Old 10-18-2010, 04:34 AM   #6
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This script is running correctly for four months... until now of course!

It is running once every month, between 15-21 when the day is Tuerday.

Thank you again!
Nope. As bulls_i3 already noticed, the job should have been executed every day between 15th and 21th plus every Tuesday. As explained in the crontab man page:
Quote:
Note: The day of a command's execution can be specified by two fields
day of month, and day of week. If both fields are restricted (ie, aren't *),
the command will be run when either field matches the current time. For example,
"30 4 1,15 * 5" would cause a command to be run at 4:30 am on the 1st and 15th
of each month, plus every Friday.
Which version of cron have you on your system, anyway?
 
  


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