I want to create a crontab to execute a php script, however I have to setup the cron via ssh and have absolutely no idea how to go about it. I've tried searching however the results always come back for executing ssh via a cron and not how to set one up.

Can someone point me in the right direction to some documentation?

Many thanks.

  • What version of cron is it? Are you running a version of linux where you are able to simply publish a file to /etc/cron.d/? – Zoredache Nov 25 '10 at 19:13

crontab -e is used to edit the cron entries for the current user. See the crontab(1) and crontab(5) man pages for more details.

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Use ssh to gain access to the system you want to edit the crontab on. If required use su to change to an appropriate account

Then something like

export EDITOR=vi
crontab -e 

see the crontab(5) man page for info on the file itself and the crontab(1) man page for info on the crontab program

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