I'm not sure exactly which forum to ask this,so I'm starting here,
I have a cron job I want to execute every 72 minutes. I've researched how to schedule the job for an interval of 60 min or less, but is there a way to specify a minutes interval when the required interval is > 60 ?
I appreciate this post, as it cemented cron methodology in my own mind, something I had previously not fully understood (having never actually used cron before). That being said, in evaluating the lines you provided, I believe I may see a minor problem.
If I understand this correctly, those lines, as written, will fire at 00:00, 01:12, 02:24, 03:36, 04:48, and then cycle to 05:00, which would be 12 minutes after the 04:48 occurrence rather than 72. Would the following adjustment fix it? Again, this is a newbie trying to understand, so please forgive my any appearance of presumption:
I believe this will make the last occurrence be 22:48, leaving 72 minutes until 00:00, at which point the cron job would then start over again exactly right. Starting at midnight every night, this should run the command every 72 minutes around the clock, assuming one has put the same command in place of cmd-to-run on each line.