Cron job every 6 hours

I saw few conversations in this forum about crontab and that dietpi uses predefined times for cron jobs
how to add cron job to execute every 6 hours?
I wanna use the script that i made in /home/dietpi/nzb_subliminal_master/translate.ch

is this the right formating for every 6 hours: 0 */6 * * *

I created one using Webmin - make it very easy - this is what it created, but you can be as flexible as you like.

  • 0,6,12,18 * * * /home/john/scripts/test.sh

So it runs at midnight, 6 AM, 12 noon, 6 PM.

Is it possible to add cron without installing new program…
I see that webmin is a program in quick google search
i saw that people type crontab -e in terminal
or can i edit one of the profiles that exist in dietpi for example if i dont need cron job monthly
please be specific with code, i’m linux noob… Thanks

Yes.

http://corntab.com/?c=0_/6_**

http://corntab.com/man/crontab.5


crontab -e



# Edit this file to introduce tasks to be run by cron.
#
# Each task to run has to be defined through a single line
# indicating with different fields when the task will be run
# and what command to run for the task
#
# To define the time you can provide concrete values for
# minute (m), hour (h), day of month (dom), month (mon),
# and day of week (dow) or use '*' in these fields (for 'any').#
# Notice that tasks will be started based on the cron's system
# daemon's notion of time and timezones.
#
# Output of the crontab jobs (including errors) is sent through
# email to the user the crontab file belongs to (unless redirected).
#
# For example, you can run a backup of all your user accounts
# at 5 a.m every week with:
# 0 5 * * 1 tar -zcf /var/backups/home.tgz /home/
#
# For more information see the manual pages of crontab(5) and cron(8)
#
# m h  dom mon dow   command

0 */6 * * * /home/dietpi/nzb_subliminal_master/translate.ch



you can do what ever you want to do, but if something afterwards don’t work, you be in self authority … good luke!

Thanks for that…

Can i ask one more question

With dietpi we are using mindlna 1.1.6 version Released 16-June-2016, on develepoper sourceforge latest version is
1.2.1 - Released 24-Aug-2017

is it possible to get updated version with dietpi…

Thanks

Yes and no …

And …

you can do what ever you want to do, but if something afterwards don’t work, you be in self authority … good luke!