crontab

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    Combining crontab with fcrontab, timer and schedule

    Hello, I wasn't sure if this is the right forum. Here is the question Having 2 schedules set: 1. Cron running every 8am 0 8 * * * myCronJob.sh 2. Fcron running every 61 minutes: @1h1 myFcronJob.sh They will eventually bump into each other and it will not work because only one job can be run at...
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    backup something on Server

    Hey :) I have a Gameserver on Linux and want to backup something every 3 hours. A friends said, that I can use a Shellcommand with my Crontab file. Now there is this in the crontab: # /etc/crontab: system-wide crontab # Unlike any other crontab you don't have to run the `crontab' # command to...
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    [crontab][not-working]command='redshift':

    Hello, I use a dummy script at '/bin/rdshft.bash' for a single shot applying of 'redshift' command with its options, the content of the command 'rdshft.bash' is: #!/bin/bash redshift -v -P -l 28.00:78.00 -t 3200:2400 So, yesterday I decided to add the 'rdshft.bash' to the crontab for automatic...
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    Cron Jobs / Crontab - Cannot Create or Edit File

    I try to edit the crontab file to create con jobs by using ssh "sudo crontab -e" and "crontab -e", but I keep getting the following error message (or as shown in the image below): And the file path location "/var/spool/cron/crontabs/" folder is empty. Shouldn't there be a cron file of some...
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    Save BackUp File in specific location

    Hi there I am pretty new in the Linux world. I am just setting up a MySQL Database and now I want to create an automatic backup job for all the databases. I'm using the following script to create the backup: #!/bin/bash DATE=$(date +%d%m%Y-%H) mysqldump -u backupuser -p'12345'...
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    Python Script Spawned by Cron or Systemd doesn't write files..?

    Hi all, I'm not really sure where this question should go. I'm not even sure if it's a Linux issue or a Python issue. I've written a Raspberry Pi application (Ubuntu Mate) that's essentially a timed camera. Every 30 seconds, it snaps an image and writes it to disk. When I start the...
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    Troubles with crontab

    Hi guys, I would say I'm a very n00 n00b to linux in general and I'm currently scratching my head rather vigorously (and have been for the last 3 hours) about crontab. Here's my setup (probably completely irrelevant but hey): I have an old desktop PC (a box with a brain) whose sole purpose is...
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