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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 <-- ...
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Cronjob not being executed

I'm trying to run rsync-books with a crontab. Typing crontab -e outputs: 55 12 * * * diegoaguilar /storage/bin/rsync-books Where /storage/bin/rsync-books looks like this: if [ -d ...
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How to programmatically add new crontab file without replacing previous one

I am working on a small home automation project using raspberry pi (OS -Raspbian). I want to know how to add more than one crontab file using python-crontab module without replacing the previous ...
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Centos7 - crontab not running

I want to write a crontab that opens a firefox every minute (just to test it, i know it doesn't make any sense) My problem is that even though crontab is active nothing happens. This is how my crontab ...
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output logs in crontab does not work [closed]

I have a cron job it's on runnable .jar but I really want to check the output logs in console. but I wondered also if this command below will start to run on 3:15am but this jar takes time a lot of ...
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crontab -e yields: /var/spool/cron/: mkstemp: Permission denied

I'm trying to set up a cron job under my user. I run crontab -e, make my edits, and try to save and exit. I receive the following error message /var/spool/cron/: mkstemp: Permission denied. Relevant ...
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Change events order in bash script that writes to crontab

Coming from the solution on this post I have made a few changes to the original script but output is not like it should be. Below is the script as I have right now: #!/bin/bash add=$1 ...
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Read each directory and perform actions in Bash script

I have this directory structure at /var/sync: # tree -d /var/sync/ /var/sync/ ├── sync_bi │   ├── replicator => Replicator.php │ sync.php ├── sync_pfizer │   ├── replicator => Replicator.php ...
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Execute a command every minute forever using 'date'

I'm looking for a way (bash script or other) to make a command run every minute using date - I've been looking around for similar solutions but they all suggest either cron or watch but what I want to ...
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Create cron jobs to repeat every X units of time starting on an arbitary unit

I have a cron job on CentOS that I want to execute every 3 minutes but I have many other cronjobs that run at every 3 minutes starting from 0, 3, 6, 9... So, to avoid my server getting too ...
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Soft raid1 schedule resync

Debian has a cronjob /etc/cron.d/mdadm that starts a raid check (& resync?). It costs a lot of IO and can take up to 96 hours on 3TB disks. At this time the performance of the service will go ...
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Security of password in a cron job on a VPS

I have a site hosted on a VPS and need to run a MySQL dump nightly. If I create the cron command: mysqldump -u user -ppassword database | gzip > /path/to/zip/file are there any security issues? ...
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`crontab -e: E212: Can't open file for writing` when using gvim (works with vi)

As a user, I want to edit my crontab. crontab -e gvim is launched. It prints "/tmp/crontab.IUVYhK/crontab" [New DIRECTORY] I can write but as soon as I try to write the temporary file, I get ...
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My backup is not working when started by Cron

For some reason, my backup is not working, when it is started by cron. Crontab entry 0 10 * * * /home/yzT/BackupDaily.sh BackupDaily.sh #!/bin/bash /home/yzT/Tools/FreeFileSync/FreeFileSync ...
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When a cronjob really starts?

My question comes from an observation that I made while seeing an every minute cronjob running like that: 12:00:15 (cron started) 12:01:20 (cron started) 12:02:02 (cron started) . . . As it seems ...
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ssh command runs manually but not in cron [closed]

Below script is working fine when ran manually but failing for the servers usl20016089 and usl20016087 when scheduled in cron with this error: Request exec channel error: Authentication failed Here ...
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I lost my mail spool

I while ago I wanted to have messages from cron sent to my mail address so I installed ssmtp. But then I decided that I'd rather receive the messages in the file under /var/mail as usual, so I removed ...
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cron not executing

i have a cron in my crontab 45 18 * * * root /bkp_db.sh but it is not working. it is not being executed. what im doing wrong? Inside my script: NOW=$(date +"%Y-%m-%d") mysqldump -u root apps_db ...
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crontab -e not working

I'm running these commands on crontab and it seems that the script are not running every 5 minutes 5 * * * /etc/my_scripts/telnet.sh | telnet >> /tmp/top_Jay.txt 5 * * * ...
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Excluding specific date and time in cronjob

I am trying to schedule a cron job where the requirement is the job has to run every day, every month and every min and every hour EXCEPT 2nd and 4th sunday of every month from 1 to 3 AM. Is there a ...
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How do I create a service for a shell script so I can start and stop it like a daemon?

I'm using CentOS 7 what my aim is to create a cron for every five seconds but as I researched we can use cron only for a minute so what I am doing now is I have created a shell file. hit.sh while ...
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cronjob at resume from suspend

using linux. I know you can do an @reboot cronjob. I want to do an equivalent thing but instead of running at reboot, running after my computer awakens from suspend. Is that possible?
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script to check if SSL certificate is valid

I have several SSL certificates, and I would like to be notified, when a certificate has expired. My idea is to create a cronjob, which executes a simple command every day. I know that the openssl ...
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Is it possible to enable/disable SSH using cron

I would like to disable the ssh server for certain times of the day. I would like to do this because I recently experienced a brute force compromise via ssh. Can crontab be used to enable/disable SSH? ...