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Only email on cron errors for jobs in cron.daily, cron.hourly, etc

I have several cron jobs that run (in /etc/cron.daily, /etc/cron.hourly, /etc/cron.weekly, etc.) and email root@localhost with the results. I'd like to stop those emails if the jobs are succeeding, ...
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cPanel/WHM - Assign cron jobs to specific account package automatically

I would like to know if it's possible to, when creating an account in a specific package, automatically assign cron jobs to run in it. Example: I've created the account "example", wich is in package ...
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Shell script not running with cronjob

I am using PUTTY to reach the server. I can dump the databases with the following command: /usr/bin/mysqldump --all-databases | /bin/gzip > Backup_DB/alldatabases_test.sql.gz When I am running ...
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Timezone issue with cron

My cron jobs are computed one hour later compared to server time. I don't understand what is going on. My configuration is the following : Server time : Europe/Paris In /etc/default/cron I added ...
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Do cronjobs run in CLI?

I am running PHP 5.5 with ZendOPcache integrated. There are two options for this extension - is cache enabled (which I've set to true), and the second one - is CLI cache enabled, which I've set to ...
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Auto backup a directory to ftp server with separate files

I have 2 Ubuntu servers (Master and Mirror) and want to use cronjob to auto backup from specific directory. I read this. It is OK but not matched my task. Description my task: Work as real mirror, ...
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Calling gerrit gc from a cronjob

We are running a gerrit review server with quite a lot of projects. Instead of having a job recurse through all the projects' git repositories and call git gc I would prefer to call gerrit's inbuilt ...
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Create a folder in Win 7 where files will be deleted after a specified period automatically

I would like to have a folder to put items for temporary use. Is this possible in Windows 7? Some sort of .bat file in startup? But I would prefer doing it without restart. Any hints?
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Cronjob for first day of month except sunday

I have such entry in my crontab: 0 0 1-2 * 1-6 It is correct that it would run at 00:00, 1st or 2nd day of the month from Monday to saturday? For example, if 1st day will be sunday then it would not ...
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How to run a cron job as a specific user?

I would like to run a cron job as a specific user on my machine. How may I specify the user for a cron job to run as?. I am running on Ubuntu 10.0.4 [Edit] The cron jobs will be running on a ...
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cronjob for creating two files with 2 GB of size each

I need to create a cron job that runs every hour. This cron job should create two files, each 2GB, one should be created from /dev/urandom and the other one from /dev/zero and should be written to a ...
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Difference between /etc/crontab and “crontab -e”

What is the difference between the crontab located in /etc/crontab and the crontab that can be edited using crontab -e?
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PERL executable size getting reduced automatically after few days

On one of my RHEL 5 machine, there is one PERL executable which runs under cronjob at frequent intervals of time. The strange thing observed is PERL executable size is getting reduced automatically ...
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Stop Cron job for a particular time interval

I have a cron job which runs every five minutes all day long. I want to stop this cron job running on Sundays between 4pm and 5pm - it should start again after this time. How can I script this?
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Running a cron job every five minutes

I need to run a cron for sync command. Is it as simple as this? */5 * * * * --sync Which I think will run the sync command every 5 minutes.
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Enabling crontab logging on openSUSE

I am trying to enable the crontab log on openSUSE 11.3. I searched the web but couldn't find how to do it. I only find information about Ubuntu. Tried editing the /etc/rsyslog.d/remote.conf file but I ...
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Why this cronjob wont run

On debian squeeze as user root I add this cronjob with "crontab -e" */1 * * * * root /usr/sbin/ntpdate ptbtime1.ptb.de >> /var/log/ntpdate.log But this cronjob will not run, there is also ...
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I created Cron but I get errors that don't really understand

I created a crontab like this: 0 22 * * 2 /bin/echo " Hello World " 0 1 * * * /bin/echo " Test" but I receive mails like this, what does it mean? Subject: Cron /bin/echo " Test" ...
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Cron Job Command To Delete 0 Byte Files

I need to have a Cron Job, that when it runs automatically deletes all of the files inside of a folder that are exactly 0 bytes. The script I am using allows users to enter their username so it ...
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Mac Crontab Deleted

I was messing around with creating cron jobs and somehow I wound up deleting crontab out of /usr/bin. Does anyone know of a way that I can recover it without having to re-install multiple components ...
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Issue in running cron jobs in RHEL5

When I try to run cron jobs from root, I am getting the following error. I am using RHEL5. Can anyone help me? [root@localhost]# crontab -e Permission denied You (root) are not allowed to ...
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Schedule a cronjob start everyday automatically [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to have Linux run a command every X minutes? I want to run a command which will be synchronize my remote folder data to my local computer. command is sync ...
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synchronize folders which are located on different servers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Synchronise system changes on two computers? how to synchronize two folders which are located on different servers. I need that if someone put any data on folder A then ...
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Schedule a cronjob everytime it is done

I have a cronjon which runs every 48 hours. But ideally what I want is that it must start running as soon as it stops. Can this be done? It is an sh script consisting of a python command. I am using ...
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Where to store cronjob script?

I'd prefer to not keep it in my /home/myusername directory. Is there a best practice of where to store your shell scripts for cronjobs? At the root level? I'm running ubuntu server 12.04 right now.
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Why does this crontab file only run once?

I have the following crontab file: 2 * * * * /bin/date >> /home/jon/date_from_cron.txt I think this means "run every two minutes". However, it only runs once. Shortly after setting up this ...
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Can Ubuntu play a video via cron job?

I'm developing a display system for a paint shop. I've set up a computer with Ubuntu to run the video and display it on a TV, running a PHP script that should update the video every hour via the ...
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How to create a cron job to upload files to an FTP server

I would like to create a cron job that uploads files from a directory on my computer to my FTP server. I would like it to do it daily at midnight. I know pretty much nothing about cron, so I ...
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CronJob for asterisk queue to reset + FreePBX

I am having problems with this script...It doesn't seem to work. Note: It sends email just fine. #!/bin/bash #Reset the queue every morning at 5:00AM PST #v 1.1 changed email #Email alert that ...
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This weird behaviour from cronjob

I have set the crontab like this: */5 0 * * * /www/permitChat.sh and the /www/permitChat.sh is this: # We are setting the name of file # in the variable along with complete path. sFilePath=`date ...
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Crontab as other user

I am running crontab as root user: screen -S konsola -X stuff 'say hello'`echo -ne '\015'` How do I run it as the user "nobody"? Only this user has screen with given pid, thats why I need it.
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Run Cron every 2 minutes in 30 minutes?

I need to run a cron job every 2 minutes (*/2) but only for the first 30 minutes of every hour, with pause of 30 minutes between the runs. For example, something like: From 10h00 to 10h30: run ...
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crontabs hour specification */1 is that the same as *

I am looking for clarification with the cron tab that I am working with. some job 1 * * * * some job 1 */1 * * * Are those jobs the same? The job will run the first minute every ...
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Help with running crontab from root

I'm using Mac OS X and having trouble getting a cron job to run. I type the following: $ sudo -i $ crontab -e I then enter: * * * * * root ifconfig en0 down > /dev/null 0 19 * * * root ifconfig ...
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Cron job for moving directories older than 24 hours

Well, what I want to do is The cron should run every hour or so It should move the directories in a folder /disk1/data/ older than 24 hours to /disk2/data/ The directories moved should contain all ...
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Why cron saves at /root, when should at /var/www?

Why my cron */1 * * * * /usr/bin/php /var/www/query/query.php &> /root/querylog.log saves query.php output in the /root/ folder? (this script shall save *.txt at its location) It should do so ...
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What might cause cron jobs to occasionally not run or complete?

In my crontab, I have set MAILTO and a bunch of cron jobs (5-10 jobs). These cron jobs usually run fine and I get emails for them. Most of these jobs consistently run as expected. Emails and ...
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Cronjob as root?

I'm having a bit of a problem with cronjobs for backups. I've set up the following in sudo crontab -e (not under personal account): 0 1 * * * /backups/dobackup /backups/dobackup contains this: ...
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Cron daemon running status check

I have a script which need to be run as cron job. In the staging environment i could run the script as a cronjob. but in the production environment it is not working, so i checked whether cron ...
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Where to store security credentials (aka passwords) for special cron jobs?

I want to write a cron job that authenticates for a certain mail account. As there are multiple ways in giving the script those credentails: config file, hardcoded in script, arguments in cronjob ...
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How do I make cron run a Java GUI application?

I have a script which runs a Java GUI application using "java -jar app.jar". I have added the script to the crontab to run every minute, check the processlist if the application is up. If it isn't it ...
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Why does cron task run twice?

I have a task that should run each day in Ubuntu10.04. So I use crontab and copy the scripts of the task to the directory /etc/cron.daily. Here is the my crontab: # /etc/crontab: system-wide crontab ...
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copy file from different domain using cron job

I am having two domains and i need to copy some file from one domain to another. cp http://domain1.com/test.xml http://domain2/crontest/ I tried above but it dint work. Is there any other way?
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How to set CRON to execute a php file outside of a public html folder?

I have a php file located at, let's say, for example: /data/web/process.php This file is not publicly available (no virtual host is running in that folder, but apache is installed). I need to ...
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rsync cron job with a password?

I want to set up an rsync command as a cron job, so I need to find a way to supply my server password automatically to rsync. Currently I have a shell script that looks like this: #!/bin/sh rsync ...
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cron: log output of job, email errors?

This is a ridiculous newbie question, sorry! I am running a (Python) script regularly using cron. I would like to log the output to a logfile, and I would like to be emailed with any errors that ...
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Script to execute via cronjob that deletes all files in multiple directories

I'm hoping you can lend me your expertise. I use shared hosting on Hostgator and need to figure out how to delete all .gz files in multiple directories every hour. I think I have the cronjob ...
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Execute a cronjob once a day, when machine is on, but not necessarily at a specific time

I want to run a cronjob once every day on a machine that doesn't run all the time, but runs at least once a day for a couple of hours. The problem with a cronjob is, that I have to give it the exact ...
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Running a cron job every other Monday

I want to run a job using crontab every other Monday. Is it possible?
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cron job not working

It is little weird now that cron job is not working as i have set. I have set weekly job to send email but i am receiving multiple emails daily. Below is my code; # sends email every monday at 4:00 ...