Cron is a time-based job scheduler in Unix-like computer operating systems. Cron enables users to schedule jobs (commands or shell scripts) to run periodically at certain times or dates.

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Is there a way to check the syntax of a crontab file without actually installing it?

I know that "crontab -e" performs a syntax check before attempting to install an edited crontab. However, I am looking for a way to verify that the syntax of a crontab file is correct, even if: the ...
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crontab truncates file path

I try to run the following command: crontab -u root /root/iss/current/node/bin/installers/nl_brandless_selector_full_hd/nl_brandless_selector_full_hd_cron_file But I got an error like this: ...
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Is it possible to make an individual daily cron run with UTC time while keeping the system localtime?

I have a cron script under /etc/cron.d as so: SHELL=/bin/sh PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin 0 0 * * * root /usr/local/sbin/app_logrotate >> ...
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dhclient asking for new routing every 1500 seconds, removing my static routing, cron not working

I have a problem with cron job on my ubuntu server 12.04. I have two internet providers - one for fast speed, second - for local resources. So, I'm using command route to up the static routing for ...
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Cronjob not working properly on debian

I'm trying to run a PHP script everyday at midnight, so my cron has the following entry @daily /usr/bin/php /websites/xxz/misc/wU5HaFre.php /websites/xxz/misc/wU5HaFre.php has 755 rights, so it's ...
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script executing perfectly in terminal but not in cron

I setup a script for to take an mysql db backup everyday on a specific time, so now the cron is running perfectly it executing the script without problem but the problem is db backup file is not ...
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Rsync inconsistency between CLI and crontab

I want to use rsync to synchronise my home folder with a "backup" copy on another drive on an Ubuntu 11.10 machine. And I want it to happen every 15 minutes. If I manually run: rsync -ar --delete ...
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Facing issue with cron on embedded linux

I have a SAM9 based board running embedded linux using buildroot package. I added the crond and crontab support to busybox from make menuconfig and built the rootfs and flashed it to my board. The ...
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SQL Server DBA moving to Greenplum / Postgres on Linux ( Centos ) looking for friendly MS Sql Agent like scheduler instead of CRON

To be honest, I and others are spoiled by Microsoft's SQL Agent. We'd really like to keep properties of SQL Agent : the features, the usable GUI. I searched serverfault for an evaluation of ...
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using outside smtp to deliver cron generated emails

I want to deliver cron generated emails to my id, abc@example.com instead of being saved on /var/spool/clientqueue I've done the following: echo "set smtp=smtp.example.com" > /root/.mailrc echo "set ...
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$0 empty in script when run by cronjob

I am trying to setup automated backups for an AWS EBS volume and using https://github.com/colinbjohnson/aws-missing-tools/tree/master/ec2-automate-backup to do so. The backup script used is the ...
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Running cron job manually and immediately with PHP

I just wanted to run all my cronjob manually and immediately, following command works well in command line terminal but not working with shell_exec crontab -l | grep -v '^#' | cut -f 6- -d ' ' | ...
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php script from sh from crontab die with no traces

in my crontab there is a script starting at 2:40 AM, executing some routines both from sh commands and php scripts starting from sh files. the line in crontab looks like this: SHELL=/BIN/BASH ...
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How to run script with diffrent frequency within a specified time frame?

I have python script which I need to run with diffrent frequency within a specified time frame. I tried to do this through crontab but I do not know how to bite it :/ My time intervals and ...
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Cron Apache Access Log Keep Certain Lines Remove Duplicates

I'm trying to create a nightly cron that keeps certain lines from the access_log (into a file), then removes (near) duplicates from that file, then empties the access log and restarts Apache. I have ...
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shell script to grep within range inside of cron

I'm trying to create a shell script that would look for ERROR inside of /var/log/jbossas/standalone/server.log, such as following: # grep ERROR /var/log/jbossas/standalone/server.log 10:36:37,530 ...
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How to set Cron Job to empty cached directory

I have plain Ubuntu based server, i want to set Cron job and it will empty my website cache directory in every 24 hours, due to massive records 'rm -rf ' not work, so manually i used 'find . -name '' ...
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cron and lftp issue

I have the following scripts running on raspbian. start #!/bin/bash /root/config/commands 2>&1 > /root/log/$HOSTNAME.log commands #!/bin/bash source /root/config/variables echo TestLine ...
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How to filter cron messages in syslog-ng

I have a litte problem. I dont know ho to filter cron jobs in syslog-ng. It's spamming my log. Jun 05 16:09:01 CRON: pam_unix(cron:session): session opened for user root by (uid=0) Jun 05 ...
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Server crashing daily at 3:40am

I have a cloud server with rackspace. It is CentOS release 5.10 (Final). 40GB storage, 1gb ram, 2gb swap. I am running the kloxo control panel to manage the virtual hosts. Every day it eats up all ...
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centos 6 64bit crond not running on startup?

I have two VPS from ramnode, centos 6 64bit. I have reinstalled server 2 several times and also tried 32 bit centos 6. Same problem. Whenever I type reboot and then service crond status it says ...
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How can I tell a script is running under cron?

Is there a standard way to know if a shell script is running under cron as opposed to running from the command line. i.e. I'm thinking of running with more verbose output when manually kicked from the ...
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Wal-E cron job not executing

I have a cron job setup that is suppose to be running the wal-e backup-push command. The command works fine if manually ran through the command line. As the postgres user of course. So I setup a cron ...
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Unable to send external email via crontab

I'm trying to send email out from crontab. I've tried making crontab run a basic shell script, as well as specifying the actual command within the crontab. I've tried doing this with mpack and ssmtp . ...
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Cron occasionally fails with “grandchild #X failed with exit status 3”

I have cron jobs and every now and then they fail. Just after log message that the command has started, there is grandchild #X failed with exit status 3 message. On the next run scripts finishes ...
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CURL isn't running from Crontab

Here is the output. Not sure if cron isn't running or other issue. If I issue curl --silent http://..../scanner.php from terminal, I'm getting desired output. Actually scanner.php do some check and ...
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Cron bash script skips second do/done set

I have a script that checks IPs for ping reply then tries to run an snmpwalk on them. I am trying to schedule the script to run weekly in cron. When I run the script in the shell, it runs perfectly. ...
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Daily postgresql cron error log file

I am getting these emails daily: /etc/cron.daily/logrotate: error: error accessing /var/log/postgresql: No such file or directory error: postgresql-common:1 glob failed for /var/log/postgresql/.log ...
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Spam emails from Suse server: test -x /etc/init.d/sendmail && /usr/share/sendmail/sendmail cron-msp

Have a virtual server with old Suse. About a month ago cron started spamming me with emails like this: Subject: test -x /etc/init.d/sendmail && /usr/share/sendmail/sendmail cron-msp ...
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Starting a detached screen has no effect

I want to start a shell script in detached mode on ubuntu bootup (via cronjob @reboot) but it doesn't even work when I try it directly. Syntax: screen -d -m -S myscreenname /path/to/my/script.sh ...
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How to make sure script is always running?

I have 4 scripts in crontab that start on server boot. After 12 hours or so, some throw an exception and stop running. At that point, I want my server to just start the script again, so each script is ...
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Binding timestamp value to a variable in crontab

I'm basically trying to declare a variable with a date() value in crontab as I will constantly be using the same date structure over and over, here is what my crontab looks like so far. php = ...
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sending email from cron in html format not text

i am trying to send email every 1 hour from cron job which is executing a php script that fetches data from database and shows in a table format. i have CentOs 6.1 where i created my cron job.firstly ...
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logwatch on Centos 6.4

My logwatch is configured correctly and is working correctly when I issue manually /usr/sbin/logwatch I added it to root's crontab and it is listed correctly when I make crontab -l which gives: 0 ...
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Compress and remove logs from jboss on linux with cron

I need to compress and remove log files after some time from serwer. I have never write scripts before. So far i have script logs.sh: #!/bin/bash LOGS=/usr/local/jboss/server/default/log/ ...
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Unable to get cron to append output from wget

I have a cronjob setup and running, but the logfile keeps getting overwritten every time it runs. I would like for the wget output to be appended each time the cron runs. Why is this and how do I fix ...
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Include executed cron command when outputting to log

Is there a way I can include the command that was executed in the output when I'm logging to a file? For example: * * * * * date && /path/to/php /path/to/script.php >> cron.log ...
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Can't stop LAMP graceful restart

I just got my first LAMP up and running, everything works fine except that my server is restarting itself every sunday. When I read the logs I see "Graceful restart requested, doing restart" Should ...
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cron job not running the script that start vncserver

Hi I wrote a script to start my vncserver when I call it manually via command line. It works as follows: the script is in usr/bin I gave it the right authorization (chmod u+x startvnc) but wen I ...
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How to stop long-running cron process from being killed

I have a long-running cron process, running a Python script, that seems to get randomly killed. In dmesg I see: [230568.077358] init: cron main process (890) killed by TERM signal [237517.974422] ...
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Logrotate rotating daily but should be rotating weekly

For some reason logrotate is rotating logs daily instead of weekly, even though all the config files for logrotate seem to be set to weekly. Any ideas? /etc/cron.daily/logrotate #!/bin/sh test -x ...
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Changing IP of the machine at regular intervals

I have a pool of public IP addresses. There are some services in my box which binds to these. What i'm trying to achieve is to automate the IP change process. Best way to do this is to write a script ...
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Running cronjobs with proxy

I have a requirement where I have to run several cron jobs with specific IP in an EC2 instance. That specific IP is used by another EC2 instance. I have access to that EC2 instance. Is there any ...
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Centos: List all cron jobs in a week ordered by date

I'm trying to get all cron jobs in the current week (or from monday to sunday) ordered by schedule time. I'm trying with some elaboration on the output of the command crontab -l I appreciate ...
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SFTP download the files and then i wanted rename the server files how to do this?

I have to setup with the banking interface where I need to connect to the remote bank and then download the files in the bank server in-box to my local server for further processing so i do following ...
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let CRON send emails through SMTP ( debian squeeze )

i would like to send emails whenever a cronjob has completed, i read that this is possible with exim4. in /etc/alias i added the line myuser: mygmail@gmail.com in /etc/exim4/update-exim4.conf.conf ...
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Linux CentOs 2.6.18 Setting locale for cronjobs

I have the problem, that I am trying to automate some Informix database job via the crontab. The job runs fine when done via the command line or processed via the at queue, but not via the crontab. ...
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Cron task failing on specific job

On my server I am getting the following error when running one of my cron tasks: CRON[9913]: (CRON) error (grandchild #9915 failed with exit status 127) The server is running ...
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Virtual server (VM) running Ubuntu re-configures itself?

I'm helping to administer a VM running Ubuntu with Media Temple. The hostname was changed, and sendmail was removed and replaced with exim4. To change the hostname 'sudo hostname newhostname' was ...
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solaris + run script every night one time from the crontab

I build in my Solaris machine new script Script name: send_brd_msg.sh ( this script located under /var directory I want to activate this script every 12:00 at night by the crontab Please advice ...