Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Scheduling a regular job in Linux

To execute the shell script every Friday and Saturday of July at 0,20 and 40 minutes past 10pm, do
crontab -e 
In the editor that opens up, enter
0,20,40 22-23 * 7 fri-sat /absolute/path/to/ 
and save. You are done!
The format is for specifying jobs is
Min Hour DoM MoY DoW Cmd.
See Ian's article for more.

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