Crontab in OpenSuse 10.2

Crontab in my opinion is a job scheduler, with crontab you can make some program at a specified time that you define. Now lets just started with the configuration. To know if the user that you’re using is allowed to make a crontab you must check if your user is in /etc/crontab.deny then you cannot make a crontab job.

There are several option in crontab command

crontab -e #this will enable you to make or edit your crontab job

crontab -l #this will show you the current crontab job

crontab -r #this will remove your crontab jobs

When you’re editing crontab, here is some of the syntax that will be used

* * * * * command to be executed
– – – – –
| | | | |
| | | | +—– day of week (0 – 6) (Sunday=0)
| | | +——- month (1 – 12)
| | +——— day of month (1 – 31)
| +———– hour (0 – 23)
+————- min (0 – 59)

Lets see some of the example:

  • 30 4 * * 0 cp /home /backup

this means that every Sunday at 4.30 am, it will copy folder /home into /backup

  • 0 1 7 7 * /sbin/reboot

this means that in july 7th at 1.00 am, the computer will be rebooted

More in crontab you can make it to execute a file that contain several commands, like this one:

  • 15 4 * * 7 /home/admin/

inside /home/admin/

cd /home

find -name “*.mp3*” -print -exec /bin/rm -f ‘{}’ +

quotaoff -avug

quotacheck -avugm

quotaon -avug

repquota -a

this file will do; go to the home directory, find all the file that contain .mp3, print them, delete them, turn off the quota, check the quota, turn it on again, and give the summary of quota.


Init script in OpenSuse 10.2

The main aim of init script is to make the OS to execute the program that we wanted after a reboot or power on. You can do it in two ways wheter to make an init script or add some line in /etc/init.d/boot.local. If you want to do it with boot.local, which is simpler, you just need to append the required command into it. Continue reading

Timed Shutdown in OpenSuse 10.2

This command will be very usefull if you want to make a maintenance from remote site. With this command it will warn current user that still login, if the computer will be shut down or rebooted within some interval time. I think this command only available in OpenSuse CMIIW.

To do that all you need to do is an root rights so that you can execute this command, here are some of the option:

shutdown -r -F 1 This machine will be rebooted

This will make your machine rebooted within 1 minutes and it will show “This machine will be rebooted” message and do fsck after reboot

shutdown -P 1 This machine will be turned off

This will make your machine power off within 1 minutes and show “This machine will be turned off” message

shutdown -k It’s only a warning

This will only a warning message to all connected user

Dorama Review: Proposal Daisakusen

Last week is the last day of my internship period in my company, so I got some spare time to relax a bit. Since I have got nothing to do, I did some search in my computer, what movies that I haven’t watch ^^. Then I found these Dorama Series, which is played by the famous Yamashita Tomohisa (Yamapi). I don’t have any interest in Yamapi, girl usually love him, Instead I like the main actress who is Nagasawa Masami, she is so cute !! ^^

Proposal Daisakusen

Proposal Daisakusen

The story is mainly about love story between two childhood friend Iwase Ken (Tomohisa) and Yoshida Rei (Masami). The story start in the Rei’s wedding day, where Ken also attend the ceremony. In that wedding day, Ken having a big regret why he didn’t able to say how much he loves her. All the sudden there is this fairy that able to send Ken back to the past to fix his mistakes. A fairy is a bit weird hehehe…. and there are also some cartoon like scene in this Dorama, but so far it wont make you “ilfil”.

So in each episode the story tell how Ken try to fix his past. This story basically tell how insensitive this man is, he has no idea if Rei is expecting him to become her boy friend.

proposal daisakusen

proposal daisakusen

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