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Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by rafcarter, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. rafcarter

    rafcarter Guest

    Can you tell me exactly what the cron job would look like if I wanted to delete all files under /home/files every 6 hours every day ?
  2. jamesyeeoc

    jamesyeeoc Guest

    It would look like:
    *	*/6	*	*	*	rm -rf /home/files/* >/dev/null 2>&1
    Which corresponds to:
    Min	Hr	DM	M	DW	Command
    *	*/6	*	*	*	rm -rf /home/files/* >/dev/null 2>&1
    The ">/dev/null" shovels the output to the bit bucket, the "2>&1" shovels errors (2) to stdout (&1) which of course goes to the bit bucket...