Cron is a job scheduler that allows users to run commands periodically.

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dstat not installed with cron

I have an auto install bash script triggered by cron, when some condition is met, the install process is triggered. It essentially looks like this: #!/bin/bash if [[ -f "/usr/bin/apt-get" ]]; then ...
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script not running as expected when scheduled as a cronjob

I'm trying to write a script that will identify corrupt jpg images using imagemagicks identify command. The script will run the command, grep the output for the word "Corrupt", move it to a corrupt ...
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Issues with a cron script

I have a shell script which does following: Do a scan on websites (URLS coming from all_hosts.txt), Get json reponse which is saved in file (outputscanner.txt) Run a json parser (jq) on above file ...
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handle large number of same log using cron or logrotate

We have an app deployed in a server, which, under some scenarios, generates some logs in the below format. process_name.hostname.common_text.log.{error/info/warning}.date.time Now, due to this ...
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Executing a cron 9 to 5 and at midnight

It's simple for the ones who understand it but for me most of the times it's a big puzzle. I want to execute a PHP script 5 minutes after each hour from 9 to 5 and i want to run it once more 5 ...
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Jobs not working in cron, but working manually

I have gone through similar posts in this website, but none of them is matching my query. I have the below content in my crontab, but it is not working. * * * * * perl sc.pl And when i'm trying ...
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Gnome Schedule cannot run hdparm

I have set up a cron job that should execute hdparm -y /dev/sda >> /var/log/diskspindown.log 2>&1 When testing it running it via "Run selected task" it executes fine and logs ...
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Run certain script periodically at boot time

Suppose the computer is being launched irregularly. And I want to run a certain script at boot time once in a month. But I can't setup a cron job as I don't know whether the machine will be booted at ...
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cron not running rsync

I'm trying to setup a rsync task using cron. The point is to sync a work folder on a linux partition and its counterpart on a windows partition on a dual-boot computer. To do that, I'm trying to ...
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No indication of attempt to run cron job

I am running the latest Sentora version on an Ubuntu 14 server. I created a cronjob which should run every five minutes but there's no indication of an attempt to run the cron job. I have tried to ...
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Correct cron format

So I wanted to execute two commands every every week at beginning of Friday 12am and Sunday night 11:59pm before it turns Monday as I want this to be turned on from friday-sunday night then again next ...
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Run minecraft from script in cronjob

I tried making this command run at 10:20pm and then the second at 10:21pm but nothing works. I tried as root and as minecraft user but nothing. How can I get it to work? 20 10 * * * screen -S classic ...
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Running a script during booting/startup; init.d vs cron @reboot

I am currently trying to understand the difference between init.d and cron @reboot for running a script at startup/booting of the system. The use of @reboot (this method was mentioned in this forum ...
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Run a GUI program at startup

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I wrote a small script named trial. The contents of the script are as follows: #!/bin/sh SHELL=/bin/sh PATH=/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin sh -c firefox I copied the ...
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Notify-send doesn't work at Cinnamon

I am using Linux Mint 17. I want to be informed every 50 min, at every hour for small break. Here is cron job: nazar@lelyak-desktop ~ $ crontab -l DISPLAY=:0.0 XAUTHORITY=/home/matrix/.Xauthority ...
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crontab doesn't work corectly [duplicate]

I want to make some notification to user every day at the same time: any_hour:50 And I wrote to crontab -e: 50 * * * * DISPLAY=:0 /usr/bin/notify-send -i ...
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Recover cron jobs accidently removed with crontab -r

I entered crontab -r instead of crontab -e and all my cron jobs have been removed. What is the best way (or is there one) to recover those jobs?
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Using notify-send with cron

I am using Arch Linux with KDE/Awesome WM. I am trying to get notify-send to work with cron. I have tried setting DISPLAY/XAUTHORITY variables, and running notify-send with "sudo -u", all without ...
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How can I get at to work on OSX?

My at on Mac OS X 10.11 seems to be incapable of launching jobs. I tried: echo "date > foo" | at now Running atq afterwards shows the job queued and no file foo was created. To make sure the ...
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Why cron not outputting to file? [duplicate]

I scheduled a cron task: 0 */10 * * * aapa bash /home/aapa/scripts/es_backup.sh &>> /var/log/super/es_backup.log It is running as logged into syslog: Dec 4 08:17:01 dexter CRON[15552]: ...
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How to view processId of process running in WINE

I'm looking to run some Windows Apps on Linux using Wine. However I need a way to check they are running (and haven't crashed). On Windows I use a Powershell script to check the relevant Windows ...
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sort and uniq commands not running as expected when run though cron

Below is a part of script which gives proper output when run manually but gives incorrect output when run using cron: sort < file1.out | uniq -ic |sort -nr> file2.out When run on the command ...
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Rebooting Ubuntu if necessary

My Ubuntu needs sometimes rebooting if it has downloaded upgrades. Can I automate it like do reboot if it is required and there is no unsaved works and I'm sleeping (say for example 3 am)?
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how do i make a script to generate a gpg backup saver?

Im making a little backup script that includes the function to encrypt the backup. The script runs automaticly with a cronjob. So the password for gpg is in a File. Its just a textfile. How can i ...
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How to set Cron job that run after every three hours for indefinite period; with Logging?

I Want to run Cronjob; after every three hours from last run time for indefinite period and can check whether it ran or not Could anyone help me in getting what values to be give in this format: ...
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Crontab on Mac OSX

I have created an /etc/crontab file on a Mac OS X that runs a few simple commands. I would like to use the crontab to echo a statement in my terminal, logout from the OS (as if I was to point my mouse ...
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How to schedule task to run everyday, if I don't know when the pc will be turned on?

So, I could use the crontab command, with: 23 0 * ... but at 23:00 my laptop can be turned off, or hibernated. In that case I want a command to be executed as soon as it will be possible. How can ...
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crontab and selinux

I have Drupal 7 on RHEL 7 and it looks like SELinux blocks crontab. aureport -a showes 90. 11/27/2015 01:32:35 httpd system_u:system_r:httpd_t:s0 87 file unlink system_u:object_r:httpd_log_t:s0 ...
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Cron does not execute my Python script [closed]

I'm trying without success to execute a Python script using cron on a Debian Jessie Raspberry Pi. I can execute the script manually, but it fails to execute with cron. Here's what crontab -l shows: ...
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Crontab and Tmux not playing well together

So I want my server to run a script which starts several tmux sessions on boot. This is my crontab: @reboot . /home/steven/.profile; /home/steven/Scripts/Start.sh And this is the content of my ...
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Not able to schedule tasks in crontab

[srinkann@sjc-ads-440 ~]$ crontab -e no crontab for srinkann - using an empty one /bin/sh: /usr/bin/vi: No such file or directory crontab: "/usr/bin/vi" exited with status 127 [srinkann@sjc-ads-440 ...
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Script for backup each DB on server but omit system databases

I have read a lot of post around this topic but I didn't found the one to fit my needs. So, basically I want to make two backups: one at mid day (12 PM) and the other at midnight (12 AM) for each ...
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how can I make cron run a job right now, for testing/debugging? without changing the schedule!

I have a cron job that is scheduled to run everyday, other than changing the schedule, is there any other way to do a test run of the command right now to see if it works as intended?
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Screen creation not working on crontab

I have a problem with one of my VPSs, in the main one, the command screen -dmS SCREEN_NAME node DIRECTORY (Create a screen without joining it with the command "node DIRECTORY") works normally, in ...
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Cron job still running when deleted

On a server I inherited, there is a cron job running hourly on one of the Debian servers. It sends an email out to a non-existent email, but bounces back to my account since I listed myself as the ...
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How do I run a script every time “yum update” is run?

I'd like to run a script (let's say myScript.sh) every time a yum update or yum install command is executed. So if I run yum update someprogram then myScript.sh should be executed right after that. ...
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How to add subject line when sending email output of find using ssmtp

I got a script running (as cronjob) that will list the files in a folder before doing a Rsync job and emailing me the list. How can I add a subject line. find /path/to/folder/ -type f -size +1M -name ...
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Java file is not getting compiled in cron

Can anyone please guide me with this. I run a script file through CRON daily which involves running selenium testcases and sending the report as mail. Here is my script: check.sh #!/bin/sh set -x ...
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Cron task scheduling and stopping after certain interval [closed]

I am managing a server which has multiple cron tasks, one of the crontab entry is like below: 51 ​*/2 *​ * * /root/backup.sh can anyone explain me what is happening here, at what time the script is ...
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How do I set a script to randomly print to a user's SSH session without setting it up as a Cron job?

I'm managing a small server at work that we use for Samba and SSH. I'd like to mess around with my coworkers by having a script run at random times of the day where it fetches a random quote ...
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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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fstab mount, boot stuck on “A start job is running for dev-disk-by\…”

I am running debian 8.1 and working on this for hours now! I try to auto mount seagate and medion on boot if they are plugged in, but if the server is booting without one of these LABELs it stucks ...
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a cron job to delete a specific file once it reaches more then 1gb size?

My server broke down with exenstive damages when a log file reached 27 gigs in a few hours. Log files are compressed daily, and are usually very small, maybe up to 10mb in 24 hours. Today there was an ...
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Running crons on a scaled mirrored servers (cron logic needed) [closed]

I have a client running on Rackspace, they have three servers that are synced together entirely, I've added a bunch of crons in the crontab using wget to the web address of the cron (that sync to each ...
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Problem using crontab playing beep sound

I'm trying to create something like a watch does. The beep sound indicating that an hour has been passed. So I opened the crontab(sudo crontab -e) and wrote this line(there are five asterisks just ...
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How to add change directory and git pull to this crontab line?

I have this directory structure: /var/sync/ ├── sync_bi ├── sync_pfizer └── sync_sandbox I have a few files running by the following cronjob: 10 */12 * * * find /var/sync/ -name 'Replicator.php' ...
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Script usually works, but not with cron

I have a script that looks like this: #!/bin/bash D=~/brew\ update num=$(ls "$D" | cut -d ' ' -f 2 | sort -nr | head -1) num=$(( num + 1 )) script -q "$D/brew_update $num" brew update This ...
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cron doesn't do anything

I tried making some crontabs, I created a file called brewupdater in my user folder, containing 0 */5 * * * ~/bin/brewupdate2. I then tried to run cron ~/brewupdater but it told me: cron: can't open ...
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Cleaning script with find and anacron

I want to automatically delete old files in ~/Downloads. with exception of ones that have '!' in their name. My current version is as follows: find /home/user/Downloads/ -mtime +90 ! -path '*!*' ...
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Run multiple cron jobs where one job takes a long time

I have the following general question regarding cron jobs. Suppose I have the following in my crontab: * 10 * * * * someScript.sh * 11 * * * * someScript2.sh 30 11 */2 * * someScript3.sh <-- ...