February 10th, 2004, 02:02 PM
need hel in executing cron jobs from the script
I am completely new to this, and I ahve an assignment to do by the end of the day. Please help me.
I don't know to edit the crontab ,I tried doing that but I get error msg in my mail.
1) cron should send me a email for 5 days only on weekdays & no on weekends
2) a script which searches the /tmp on my machine to see what files are not used for atleat 3 days & remove them
3) Everyday midnight my cron should move /var/adm/messages to file message_DATE & create a new file.
I want to create scripts for this call from the crontab how do I do that ?
Where can I see the output of crontab?
what is 2>&1 etc what does it mean?
I want to see the out put of the cron on my screen how do I do that?
Please,Please, help me. This is my first job & I don't want to mess this up.
I use sun solaris8