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Crontab, how?

     

Doom

6:38 pm on Mar 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I would wanna add some job to crontab..but i realy dont know how or what file ...
i tryed something with crontab -e , but then VI editor opens and then i've to terminate it..dont know how to fix it...but anyway
i want to add

/usr/local/awstats/wwwroot/cgi-bin/awstats.pl perl awstats.pl -update -config=host

to crontab and to start that every 60 minutes..
thanks.

SeanW

6:49 pm on Mar 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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This article might help on the syntax of a crontab:

[ertw.com...]

The EDITOR environment variable specifies what editor is launched, the default being vi

EDITOR=pico

might be more friendly to you...

The crontab you want is

0 * * * * /usr/local/awstats/blahblah

which will start it on the hour, every hour.

Doom

6:51 pm on Mar 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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thnks..i'll check somewhere to understund those "0 * * * *"
thanks.

Duckula

8:35 pm on Mar 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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to understund those "0 * * * *"

'man 5 crontab'

It means: "at minute 0, every hour, every day of the month, every month, every day of the week".