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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Cron: possibility to specify a hours to start/stop on a specific day

What is the crontab syntax for specifying running hours/minutes based on the day of the week in a single entry? There's a task which needs to be executed every /1 minute from Monday,01:00 to ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 cronjob with curl dosen't work

I would like to execute some php script via cron job i have curl, crontab installed, but the cron job dosen't run/create any log file. crontab -l * * * * * curl ...
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munin-cron Unable to Copy Contents

I recently installed munin on my (Fedora12 based) server. Now, I wanted to get all the graphs in a static directory (The application runs on Django). So, I edited the file /etc/munin/munin.conf by ...
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can I use @reboot in cron.d files? [closed]

I want to run a job with cron on reboot as a particular user. I have been able to do this successfully using crontab to write to /var/spool/cron/crontabs/username with something like: @reboot ...
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ways to automatically fix line endings in shell scripts or files who break with ^M

Problem We regularly break our files lines endings and things stop working without us noticing. Bash complains about "invalid option" or ": command not found" as described here: ...
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Why does my cron job sometimes fail on wget: unable to resolve host address [closed]

My cron job runinng properly .But sometimes it get fail with following error message" failed: No address associated with hostname. wget: unable to resolve host address "
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How to get atop to create daily logfile

I'm running a website on a VPS running Centos 6.5 and am having some issues. I'm new to serveradmin so just learning. atop was already installed on our machine and it's working. I wanted to go in and ...
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Allow nginx www to run Centos at command

I have a job which created by PHP script running as www (nginx) 31 2014-06-09 19:08 a www After the time passed, the job is executed but nothing happens. But if i run it as a root, 32 ...
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Remove all files in directory except last 20

I have question why is my cmd for "removing all files in directory except last 20" not working within cron but in command prompt yes. * * * * * ls -1tr /home/testusr/test | head -n -20 | xargs -d ...
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how to increase the size of /var/log/cron on cent os 6.4

how to increase the size of /var/log/cron on cent os 6.4. I wanted to keep the logging history longer. Thanks!
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Shell script only executes partially when run with CRON [duplicate]

I've written a shell script that does the following: Retrieve mail from a POP3 account (using GetMail) Save a copy of that email to S3 (using AWS CLI) Email me the filesize of the email The ...
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run ubuntu crontab every 19th of the month in 2am [duplicate]

i'm not sure about something and that's why asking i want a process to run every 19th of the month in 2am i don't want the cron to run after that time or before and only when the date is 19th - in ...
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Capturing output from a remotely executed command via SSH fails in CRON

This question is in a direct relation to this one: ssh fails to execute remote command when run from cron bash script - works from CLI I'm not able to comment on the accepted answer as I don't have ...
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Difference between “crontab -e” & editing crontab file manually? [duplicate]

I noticed some people use "crontab -l" to view cronjobs and "crontab -e" to edit them. However there are also times where people manually modify "/etc/crontab" to view/add/remove cronjobs. Both ...
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Crontab - Unusual config - Skip a small weekly time window

I have a business requirement to run an unorthodox crontab schedule as follows: Everyday run a script from 1-21 Everyday but saturday, run from 21-0 So I was thinking this would work: 5 1-20 ...
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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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Programmatically adding two lines to crontab

I'm trying to add two lines to the root crontab when building an AWS instance. I have a set of commands that are part of the "user data". These commands are run as root when creating the instance. I ...
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hg pull from Bitbucket fails when run from cron

I have a local copy of a Bitbucket repo on one of my servers (under the user rob), and I created a script that runs every hour in cron and attempts to pull & update the local copy. The issue I'm ...
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execute script at particular time in amazon ec2 linux [closed]

I am newbi in amazon ec2 as well as linux, I am working on pentaho kettle, for starting my job process i m using following command in amazon ec2 instance, cd /dev/pdi/data-integration (reaching to ...
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Incrontab does not execute command

I have copied this question over here from unix.StackOverflow When I use incrontab out of the box, I mean no changes, I get no result, as if the cmd was not executed. my incron line is : /crrae ...
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Crontab job dependency to prevent race [closed]

I want to run a cron every 5 minutes, but I don't want the next cron to run if the previous did not finish yet. What can be done about this? Are there any tools to support this? Thanks
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Why cron job is not able to open X display connection [closed]

I have a java app rendering some sprites using LWJGL and OpenGL. It works fine until I move it to remote virtual machine with no phisical graphic card, Mesa 3d with related stuff is used to emulate it ...
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Replace of cron job/cron tabs— Windows Scheduler [closed]

I want to know that there is any way to create an script on windows machine in PHP that should run after an interval, let's say every after 15 minutes. Currently I'm doing it using javaScript, but ...
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Scheduled Task issue - /usr/bin/php/: No such file or directory [closed]

Can't get it working, I want to set up a cron job for a domain user in plesk 11.5, but seems that there's a problem to find the php executable. The command is: /usr/bin/php/ -f ...
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Bash and cron error [duplicate]

The following cron job fails to execute. What's wrong with it? It works fine when I run it directly from the shell prompt. www-data@etl:~$ crontab -l SHELL=/bin/bash MAITO="" 0 5 * * * export ...
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Cron getting timeout when attempting to access url (wget).

I'm sure this is simple and I've been digging but no answer is quite as specific as I need it to be. The goal is easy, have Cron hit a url on my server every 5 minutes. All of that is set up and ...
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How to restart PHP-FPM from cron?

I'm trying to restart PHP5-FPM periodically using Cron, but am having no luck. I can restart manually with no problems, using service php5-fpm restart or /usr/sbin/service php5-fpm restart However, ...
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cron job executing script [duplicate]

I have created a script that works as expected in shell but cron job does not seem to run it. when I check my cron mail, I see that it prints "hltv is not running" but does not create a screen ...
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Reliably running background operations

I'm looking for a recommendation on how to reliably run background operations. I have many servers posting operation messages to AWS SQS, and I have another server which will run these CPU intensive ...
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Cron environment inconsistency [duplicate]

I've seen some inconsistencies between the cron environment and my environment. For example, I have installed paver (pip install paver) in my environment and calling paver works paver. Using paver in ...
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keeping a remote server up to date with git repo

So, I'm aware of git hooks, and will be looking into those next, but want to write a simple bash script, run via cron, to keep a repo on a remote server up to date. I imagine it working like this: ...
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Adding OpenVPN client connection to cron [duplicate]

I wrote simple server-client OpenVPN config files: server.conf dev tun0 ifconfig 10.8.0.1 10.8.0.2 client.conf dev tun0 ifconfig 10.8.0.2 10.8.0.1 remote 192.168.0.123 which basically is a ...
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Cron expression: difference between 0/1, 1/1 and *

In a cron expression, what is the difference between 0/1, 1/1 and * ?
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crontab cannot find script

I have a cron job that runs under my user once per night. I installed it using crontab -e and a by adding the line: 0 1 * * * /home/username/diskreport.sh The crontab is set up so that ...
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Disable mailing in cron globaly

The web is full of suggestions how to disable mailing in cron like asked here stop linux from emailing me cron errors?. Is there really no global config flag I can set to disable mailing in cron for ...
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How to automatically send email when process is using more than xxxMbit/s

I haven't found anything for that. How could I automatically send an email (via crontab) with the ID of the process, the user & finally what's the name of the process for example when this process ...
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Windows Scheduled tasks ends prematurely, so server doesn't run

I'm trying to run Django on my Windows Server 2008 machine. I can do this manually by calling python manage.py runserver 54321, which launches Django's server at http://127.0.0.1:54321 -- then I can ...
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Root cron job can't read file from /root/

I've got a cron job in root's crontab defined like this: 0 1 * * * /usr/local/bin/tarsnap-backup-script > /tmp/tarsnapcron.txt 2> /tmp/tarsnapcron.err The script is a python script that ...
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Why is cron running twice?

I wanted to execute my PHP mailing-script automatically with cron. I always get the mail twice though. The script runs fine when started manually. I put this in the crontab for testing: 54 13 * * * ...
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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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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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Wheezy processes die periodically

I have a very weird problem. Certain processes on my mail server, but not all, die periodically (every second month or so). A few of the process that die are: ssh dovecot postfix Processes that ...
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Exim - Force Messages to domain before retry time

We have exim running in queue-only fashion. The reason is that we are a bulk sender (a legitimate, double opt-in) and have experienced Yahoo and Hotmail throttling. The best practices state that once ...
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Won't keychain --clear in .bash_profile interfere with cron jobs?

Keychain tutorials recommend adding /usr/bin/keychain --clear to ~/.bash_profile to only allow cron jobs to use passwordless login. I'm not sure I understand how this works. If I take it right, the ...
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Crons excluding specifc time ranges [duplicate]

I have many crons that run at different intervals. I need to configure them all to not run between two specific time ranges. How can I configure a unix cron to run exclusive of 11:45-13:00 and ...
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Linux Bash IF conditions not processing when running as crontab

So I've made myself a little script which monitors my served directories for any PHP files which have changed. It's designed to run every 5 mins from crontab and email me any changes so that I can ...
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Crontab not executing [duplicate]

I'm running CentOS 6.2, trying to run tasks through cron. I've verified crond is running $ service crond status crond (pid 20553) is running... I have no /etc/cron.allow file, but I do have an ...
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Cron not running script [duplicate]

I have a script that works when called: /usr/local/bin/myscript #this works fine Permissions for the file are: -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 155 Jan 27 09:34 myscript I've added a line to /etc/crontab: ...
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Change cron.daily run time on ubuntu

Am I correct in understanding that to update the time that a daily cron job runs (from /etc/cron.daily/), all I need to do is update the /etc/crontab file? Are there any risks I should be aware of ...
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Why unison does not run in cronjob?

I want two way data sync between two CentOS based servers, so I installed Unison on both of my CentOS servers. I made a script file on root which runs unison and works fine, and syncs the files, when ...