Cron has feelings too

and it hates me – I think? It’s me because the server’s admin was able to write a cronjob that send mail. While I am not. I even copied his verbatim. Mine is NOT working.

While looking for some cron hints on the web I stumbled onto a neat perl script

crontab2english — explain crontab commands in English

It really works. And it might catch errors like kasias stupid cron tricks (heads up the google search for “cron tricks”) where it (=the script) was mentionned in the comments.

(Why is it that the ‘Mishaps’ and ‘Linux’ categories are right next to each other and I most often feel the need to click both?)

By Yashima

Writer of code and stories