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    Crontab help!!!

    Hi all,
    I wish to schedule a script that would run every two hrs everyday except between 8:00pm and 10:00pm

    Thanks...
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    Let me clarify some more.....

    I wish to schedule a script that would run every two hrs everyday starting at midnight except between 8:00pm and 10:00pm

    Thanks...
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    I haven't tried this but I think either should help:

    crontab -e
    #type following
    01 0,2,4,6 * * *
    01 12,14,16,18,20,22 * * *

    crontab -e
    #type following
    01 0-6 * * *
    01 12-22 * * *

    HTH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuma View Post
    Let me clarify some more.....

    I wish to schedule a script that would run every two hrs everyday starting at midnight except between 8:00pm and 10:00pm

    Thanks...
    what about this?.....for something that runs from midnight everyday every 2 hrs except between 8:00pm and 10:00pm

    00 0,2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18 * * * /xxxxx/xxxxxx.sh 1>/dev/null 2>&1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuma View Post
    what about this?.....for something that runs from midnight everyday every 2 hrs except between 8:00pm and 10:00pm

    00 0,2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18 * * * /xxxxx/xxxxxx.sh 1>/dev/null 2>&1
    Yes that should work.
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