This page describes the basic use of cron on HCoop systems.
It is very important that you read the [:MemberManual/RunningUnattendedCommands:Running Unattended Commands page] to understand the general idea of how to run unattended commands on Mire.
Making a cron configuration file
Cron needs a special configuration file to tell it how to operate. It is suggested that this file be called ~/.crontab, though it can have any name.
For an explanation of the format of this file, run:
man 5 crontab
Activating your cron configuration
Once you are satisfied with your setup, run the following command to activate your changes, assuming that your configuration file is called ~/.crontab:
One convention for making scripts to run commands in their own PAG, as specified by the [:MemberManual/RunningUnattendedCommands:Running Unattended Commands page], is to create the ~/scripts directory, and place your scripts there. Then, make a cron configuration file that looks something like this.
09 0 * * 0 ~/scripts/clean-mail 11 0 * * 0 ~/scripts/remove-tmp 12 0 * * 0 ~/scripts/weekly-comment-check */10 * * * * ~/scripts/make-git-projects