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    How to setup Cron Job on first Monday of every month ?? -Thanks
    Reddy,Sam

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    first you must have the right to have a crontab, or login as root, then crontab -e (edit), and you add your line :
    min hour day_of_month month weekday
    to run something every first monday of every month at 8:15, just do :

    15 8 1-7 * 1 command

    that is to say you'll launch your command every monday that is between the 1st and 7th day of the month, that is to say the first monday ...

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    Got you. Thx
    Reddy,Sam

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    Anybody got another idea for this? On Solaris, this entry would run at 8:15 on Monday's AND days 1-7.
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    I guess, crontab entries are "OR"ed.
    So, 15 8 1-7 * 1 command will execute the 'command' on all Mondays and first 7 days of a month.

    So, unless there is a better way, the 'command' will have to take care of checking that "it really is first Monday of the Month".
    svk

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    This was interesting question so I posted it on unix.com, here is what Perderabo came up with....

    This usual solution is something like, first write a wrapper script that will run somecommand only if the day of the month is 7 or less:


    code:--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    #! /usr/bin/ksh
    day=$(date +%d)
    if ((day <= 7)) ; then
    exec somecommand
    fi
    exit 1
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    Then run the wrapper every Monday: "0 0 * * 1 wrapper".

    Doug

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    I was afraid of that. I think the "tacky" police will be hunting me down...
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    We did same way,
    crontab, we scehdule daily base
    2 0 * * * myjob

    in the shell script:

    myjob code---------------------------------------
    wkdate=`date +%w`
    DD=`date +%d`

    # Mon - Fri, & Sun run daily process
    # Saturday run weekly process except:
    # the 1st Saturday of each month run monthly process

    case $wkdate in
    6)
    if [[ $DD -lt 8 ]] ; then
    echo run monthly process
    ./month_process.sh
    else
    echo run weekly process
    ./weekly_process.sh
    fi
    ;;
    *)
    echo run daily process
    ./daily_process.sh
    ;;
    esac
    ----------------------------------------------------

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