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A buddy of mine is trying to set a cron task. I rarely use cron, so I'm not great for answering this one - basically he has a perl script that he needs to run at the start of every hour
0 * * * * username /home/username/public_html/stats/directory/stats.pl
it looks syntactically (<-- I think it's the corect term ) right to mee. I'm using vixie-cron and it looks like my lines, the format for whatever format the cron deamon uses it should be documented in "man 5 crontab" (without the 5 you'll end up in 1st man page (the command crontab and not the file)) - are you sure he's not running some "unorthodox" cron? (iirc gentoo install manual mentions 1 or 2 cron's with different format from the "old tried and true")Regards Scienitca (registered user #335819 - http://counter.li.org )
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May be the cron daemon should be restarted(u might have done this) and try removing the username
my crontab entry as root
1 4 * * * /u/home/backup.sh