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divya madala
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Joined: Jan 10, 2001
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I'm trying to run two programs every night, one at 10:30 and the other at 11:30.
30 22 * 1-12 1-5 /cronscripts/ >> /ClarkDavid/ClarkLog.dat
30 23 * 1-12 1-5 cronscripts/ >> /MarkDavis/MarkLog.dat

Each of my shells have just the java command as below
java <filename>
Now my question is how do I know that both the programs will run in the night one after the other?
Is everything OK with the above set up?
Please help me.
This's the first time ever I'm trying to set the crons and shells?!???!111>??./
Adrian Yan
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Joined: Oct 02, 2000
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Just look at the timestamp on your log file. It should tell you what time it ran.
Tim Holloway
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Also there's usually a cron log. And often the output of cron jobs gets emailed somewhere (like to root)

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