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solomanii
May 7, 2013, 05:20 AM
Hi all,
I used cron to setup some regular tasks, for example to run rsync for manual backup once a month. However it doesn't actually run from cron. Works fine from the command line but doesnt run. Is there something I am missing? Here is my command:

0 0 1 * * /usr/bin/rsync -rulpti /Users/solomani/ /Volumes/backup/hippolyta/solomani/



maflynn
May 7, 2013, 05:36 AM
for the most part, crontab has been superseded by launchd. You can use Lingon (http://www.peterborgapps.com/lingon/) for a gui front end of launched

solomanii
May 7, 2013, 07:34 AM
Great, thank you. So cron is just for legacy purposes then?

maflynn
May 7, 2013, 07:39 AM
Great, thank you. So cron is just for legacy purposes then?

Yeah, though different flavors of Unix and Linux still use it.