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Re: [PLUG] crontab entry not working

On Wed, Apr 18, 2001 at 03:17:01PM -0400, Rupert Heesom wrote:
> Where can I find documentation on doing crontab stuff?   I looked at the
> man & info pages for "crontab", but they just talked about how to
> execute the "crontab" command.

Man pages are splitup (sometimes) into several categorys. 
The man manpage documents it as:
       The table below shows the section numbers  of  the  manual
       followed by the types of pages they contain.

       1   Executable programs or shell commands
       2   System calls (functions provided by the kernel)
       3   Library calls (functions within system libraries)
       4   Special files (usually found in /dev)
       5   File formats and conventions eg /etc/passwd
       6   Games
       7   Macro packages and conventions eg man(7), groff(7).
       8   System administration commands (usually only for root)
       9   Kernel routines [Non standard]

The "See Also" section of crontab has tis to say:
       crontab(5), cron(8)

If you "man 5 crontab" you'll get the page where I previously quoted my
information from.

Now you know how, where and why I knew to look there.


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