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  1. #1

    crontab, scheduling for 5:30 and up.

    Hi, is it possible to have a schedule in cron to start at 5:30 am and then execute every 5 minutes after that until 9pm using a single cron line? Right now im using two cron lines.

    # for 6am - 9pm
    */5 6-21 * * 1-5

    # for 5:30am - 6 am
    30,35,40,45,50,55 5 * * 1-5

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    do you have something against using 2 lines??

    the only other alternative to using multimple lines, is have cron run a script that executes your end program, and in the script do an if statement that checks `date` to find out if it's past 5:30
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    two lines is fine. I was just wondering if there was a way to do it in one line. cron scheduling is very flexible, so I was just trying to see if there was any technique I did not know of.

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