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How to set up a cron job
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How to set up a cron job

How to set up a cron job

(OP)
Trying to set up a cron job on a solaris system to run a script
bash-3.2$ sudo crontab -e
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15****/usr/openv/scripts/nbmonitor  >/nbmonitor/nbmonitor_out 2>&1                                                                         ?

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The crontab file was not changed.

Can someone tell me what I am doing wrong?

Thanks

 

RE: How to set up a cron job

There are several threads on this forum (and others) for setting up cron jobs.  Have you tried searching for 'cron' and/or 'crontab' and/or 'cronjob' ?

Personally, I don't advise using crontab -e as I have seen large crontab entries 'blanked out'.

Try:
   crontab -l > /tmp/mycron.txt
   vi /tmp/mycron.txt
   crontab /tmp/mycron.txt


I hope that helps.

Mike

RE: How to set up a cron job

Looks to me that your default editor is set to ed. Do an:

export EDITOR=vi

(maybe put this in your startup profile for the future?)

and then try to crontab -e it and things should be clearer.
That said, I would echo Mike's advice re. copying first then applying the copy once you're happy with it, particularly if you're not really au-fait with vi itself.

Some days are diamonds, some days are rocks - make sure most are the former.

RE: How to set up a cron job

(OP)
Thanks both suggestions were helpful  

RE: How to set up a cron job

Thanks for the star - glad to help.

Some days are diamonds, some days are rocks - make sure most are the former.

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