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Steven Chen_1
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cygwin crontab ?

Hi,

Dose anyone knows if cygwin comes with crontab scheduling job in windows server? If yes, how to make it, or any package name associated with cypwin? If not, how to schedule jobs on cygwin execution from windows scheduler?

Help is appreciated!

Steven
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Torsten.
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Re: cygwin crontab ?

If I start cygwin and type crontab:

bash-3.1$ crontab
crontab: usage error: file name must be specified for replace
usage: crontab [-u user] file
crontab [-u user] { -e | -l | -r }
(default operation is replace, per 1003.2)
-e (edit user's crontab)
-l (list user's crontab)
-r (delete user's crontab)

So it looks like it is available (too lazy to try it out, sorry)

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Jonathan Fife
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Re: cygwin crontab ?

It's available if you checked the cron component during the cygwin install process.

Otherwise, you can create .bat files that run from scheduled tasks, and just run bash -c "/your/script.sh" from those.
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Robert-Jan Goossens
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Re: cygwin crontab ?

Steven,

Add this one.
http://cygwin.com/packages/cron/

Best regards,
Robert-Jan