Re: Fetchmail + Hourly Cron job Howto?
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On Wed, 2003-11-05 at 14:04, Derek Benson wrote: > man 5 crontab may help > > Otherwise > 30 * * * * /home/user1/fetchmymail.sh Won't this just fetch the mail only on times like 14:30, 15:30 etc etc. I doubted that so I set up one job with the above exact line and in the script just put the output of "date" command on a file in the /tmp dir. This is the contents of the file Mon Nov 10 00:30:00 MYT 2003 Mon Nov 10 01:30:00 MYT 2003 Mon Nov 10 02:30:00 MYT 2003 Mon Nov 10 03:30:00 MYT 2003 Mon Nov 10 04:30:00 MYT 2003 Mon Nov 10 05:30:00 MYT 2003 Mon Nov 10 06:30:00 MYT 2003 Mon Nov 10 07:30:00 MYT 2003 Mon Nov 10 08:30:01 MYT 2003 Mon Nov 10 09:30:01 MYT 2003 Mon Nov 10 10:30:00 MYT 2003 Mon Nov 10 11:30:00 MYT 2003 As is evident this will fetch mail only on the half hour marks and not at half hourly intervals as desired by the original poster. I think the correct entry in crontab will be 0,30 * * * * /home/user1/fetchmymail.sh Although the above is untested I think it mostly will work :-). Best of luck, -- Arindam Dey The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. GPG FPR: B8E3 219E F129 F970 F4A7 BC50 9636 504A BEDF 5739 > Cheers > Derek > > On Wed, 2003-11-05 at 15:40, Ow Mun Heng wrote: > > How do you set up a cron job such that fetchmail runs hourly? I'm getting > > fetchmail to poll the Company Exchange server. I would like to run is as > > that user and not root. > > > > Currently I have > > > > user1@server] crontab -e > > 30 06 * * * /home/user1/fetchmymail.sh > > 30 07 * * * /home/user1/fetchmymail.sh > > > > which works fine, but The thing is I would like it to poll like hourly and > > not go to the extent of putting a cron line for every hour I want it polled. > > I tried using webmin and got > > > > @hourly /home/user1/fetchmymail.sh > > > > which _does_ not work. (oh btw,I think this can be acomplish by putting that > > into the cron.hourly directory but again, that would need root privledge > > right?) > > > > ANy help would be appreciated > > > > Thanks > > > > Ow -- Shrike-list mailing list Shrike-list@xxxxxxxxxx https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/shrike-list
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