Using cron for scheduling?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by solomanii, May 7, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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    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/
     
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    maflynn

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    #2
    for the most part, crontab has been superseded by launchd. You can use Lingon for a gui front end of launched
     
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    Great, thank you. So cron is just for legacy purposes then?
     
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    maflynn

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    #4
    Yeah, though different flavors of Unix and Linux still use it.
     

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