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how to write cron job
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  1. #1

    how to write cron job

    i want to write cron job for back the mails stored in /var/mail/username , thats for 100 users at time.

    can anybody give me detail steps for it

    thank you

    regards

    anuradha

  2. #2
    You don't really write a cron job. You would write a script, and then have cron schedule it.

    Here is a sample script for backing up mailbox(es).

    http://www.sun.com/bigadmin/scripts/...up-mail.sh.txt

    You can read the Linux Shell Scripting Tutorial and then modify it to suit your needs.

    When you are satisfied, you can use cron to schedule it.

    http://www.tech-geeks.org/contrib/md...ron-howto.html
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