Crontab how-to

My site runs a wiki tool that can send out regular notification emails about recent changes. I think I can work out the values of the crontab line I need to have, but I don’t know where to place the file itself, nor how to create it except by FTP upload.

How do you create a crontab file? Is it just a plain text file like .htaccess? In which directory should it be located in order to be “active”? What chmod value should the file have?

Thanks!


TorbenGB

edit it via shell access

https://panel.dreamhost.com/kbase/index.cgi?area=2506

There’s a few user comments in there at the bottom on doing things different ways

[color=#0000CC]jason[/color]

I’ve added a couple of other cron-related hints and tricks in the comments there. Bug me about it sometime and I’ll revise the “official” entry. :>