Outside the Cube (8485)
Web publishing (65)
How do I set up a cron job?
8 comments. Current rating: (4 votes). Leave comments and/ or rate it.
Question:How do I set up a cron job? (compare to the Windows scheduler)
Answer:You can set up cron jobs with the "crontab" command from the shell.
If your web host does not allow you to use the crontab command and / or you do not want to (or cannot) edit the crontab file (which is usually /etc/crontab, then you might find that there are subdirectories
where you can add your job as a shell script in the appropriate directory. (This is the case if your host uses the ensim environment.)
This still requires that you have write privilege in these directories.