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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Run Cron daemon on OS X 10.10

I am maintaining some OS X 10.10 machines which require cron for various tasks (watchdog processes, /tmp cleaners, etc.). One of them has mysteriously stopped its cron daemon, and I can't seem to ...
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Cronjob to push MongoDB Backup via git

Task: Create a Cronjob that executes a bash script once every night. The bash script should do a mongoDB Backup and push it to a Git Repo. So I created a cronjob as the root user via the crontab -e ...
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lockfile-touch terminating intermittently

I'm having some problems with a bit of script I'm using for making sure a script isn't running twice. I've been using this for quite some time without much problems, but it is giving me trouble on a ...
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Python script crashes when run via Cron

I have a python script that completes exactly as expected when run manually as the root user. When I put the script into cron.daily it crashes 100% of the time. The error is a timeout error, but ...
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Kerberos master server to slave server automation?

I've set up Kerberos in my workplace running on Centos 6 boxes, and successfully propagated the master server database to the slave and also set up a cron job to update it automatically every 5 ...
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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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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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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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Cronjob starts multiple processes

Cronjob creates multiple processes for the same script. One using /usr/bin/php /path/to/php/script And other using /bin/sh -c /usr/bin/php /path/to/php/script These are 2 separate ...
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%CPU at 99% when cronjob runs php script every minute

I am using a debian server and for some reason when I run this php script using crontab every minute it says that I am using 99% of the %CPU with the php command (in the cronjob the command is php) ...
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Cron jobs not sending mail - Solaris 11

I need some assistance please. I've written several scripts which runs on a cron schedule as root in Solaris 11.3. When I run these scripts manually I receive the mailx mails. But when the scripts ...
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CentOS Crontab Woes

I have a shell script that I'm looking to run daily, (to update CentOS and send out a confirmation email via SSMTP). The script is working ok, and sits in /etc/cron.daily, the problem is that it's ...
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Linux last login get the logins yesterday and email it the next day or specific time via crontab

I need to know the last login yesterday and email it to me via crontab.... Since the last command shows all the login you need to scroll up. Using grep and cut might do the trick.
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Error configuring Cron with php command

So i have been configuring a phpIPAM server and as the documentation suggests, to make an automatic discovery of hosts, i need to use a scheduled process. I have tried in /etc/cron.d with no luck and ...
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Cron Job error says ioncube is not installed when it is

I have a website (mivprofit.com) and this website works with a script that requires a couple of cron jobs to run once a day. I have a cron email set and whenever the cron job runs this is the email ...
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Debian: How to lock root account AND still use cron. (cron does not work while locked account :( )

I'm setting up a small private server which is connected to internet. For security reasons I would like to lock my root account after setting everything up and then use a sudo user for further ...
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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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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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need at jobs identified by name (advanced atd daemon)

Sometimes I'd like to delete or overwrite (or simply cat) an at job. Unfortunately, the at jobs are identified by a sequential number (file in /var/spool/cron/atjobs), which makes those operations ...
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Edit Crontab Save Path

It is possible to change the path of crontabs of each user to different folder other than /var/spool/cron ? I couldn't find any config file to edit that path. Can be done?
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Check if expected mail received

I'm using a backup system that sends an email after a successful backup (and also after an error). But what if what failed was the email? Each one of the servers have different schedules (using ...