I am on debian 6.
Any way to see how many days are left before the cron weekly starts?
The system crontab is usually defined in
So my cron.weekly will run at 6:47 on the 7th day of the week.
Edit: The above information only applies to scripts in the /etc/cron.weekly directory. As pointed out by Iain, @weekly is defined to run at midnight on Sunday.
Yes, by doing this on the command line:
Somewhere in this file, you should see a line like this:
This describes the field order for each line below it. Otherwise, it's a whitespace-separated list, where each field goes in this order:
Minute, Hour, Day of Month, Month, Day of Week (where 0 or 7 is sunday and 6 is Saturday), Username to run command as, and Command to run.
There should be a line that ends in cron.weekly. This is your weekly run. By default this runs in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Also, try running this on the command line:
I believe that