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Old 03-31-2013, 02:02 PM   #1
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crontab question

hello minds,
i want to rename file every 10th in the month
and then restart service
can i do it with cron tab and how ??
thank you
Old 03-31-2013, 02:31 PM   #2
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Look at the man 5 page for crontab in the terminal. It will tell you how scheduling works.
man 5 crontab
This would be best handled by writing a script which gets called every 10th of the month.
#run somescript at 3am on the 10th day of every month.
0 3 10 * * /path/to/somescript

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Old 04-01-2013, 01:16 AM   #3
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mv /path/of/the/file /same/path/with/new/name
service start service-name
If you want to rename multiple files of same directory, you can use reg-exp like this,
Removing all blank space with rename command:
$ rename "s/ *//g" *.mp3
To remove .jpg file extension:
$ rename 's/\.jpg$//' *.jpg
To convert all uppercase filenames to lowercase:
$ rename 'y/A-Z/a-z/' *
To Remove a String from a filename:
$ rename 's/\\//g' *
and use crontab mentioned by sag47.


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