How to run crontab every 5 minutes detailed instructions and a Linux crontab example showing you how to run a cron job every 5 minutes.
Below is an overview of how the crontab file format, for a more detailed explanation visit our crontab syntax page.
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Edit your crontab with:
To run crontab every 5 minutes add the following to your crontab file:
The same applies if you want to run the script directly from the crontab, see the example below:
The above would run crontab every 5 minutes and search the mail log for darth vader and email me the output (note this would send the email regardless if it found darth vader or not).