[lug] CRON

Hugh Brown hugh at math.byu.edu
Thu Sep 7 18:33:59 MDT 2000

I have set my shells to do my reminding by creating a reminder file and
then having a line in the shell init file that cat-ted out the file.  

I also hear that wives and mothers are good at reminding (esp. when you
are in front of a computer), trouble is that they don't program
according to the likes of husbands and sons :)


John Starkey wrote:
> In my effort to move everything to linux (w/o GUI) I want to start moving
> reminders over.
> I have cron doing a couple jobs for some apps I've installed. I did the
> entries but they aren't very similar to what I wanna do here. I checked RH
> Unleashed and it's not giving me the info I want, and the example I tried
> from that book a few months ago didn't work at all.
> I need to have reminders show up on the screen and some I want emailed. If
> I write a script to simply echo "whatever I need to say to myself" how
> would I require a certain keystroke to confirm? ( an IF statement maybe??
> )
> Is it possible to do this on ttyS[1-6] and have input from one confirm for
> all the vt's??
> And in the daily entry in crontab what do the "*" represent. If I remember
> correctly they're 15 minute increments in the hourly line.
> TIA,
> John

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