OK, I realise this was ages ago now, but I was just having a bit of a play with this. I found http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cron
In the example fizze gave me above, shouldn’t the 5 and the 0 swap places? i.e
0 5 * * * /opt/bin/wget http://user:[email protected]:port/config-update.html?action=rescan
Surely in fizze’s example it scans at 5 minutes past midnight, every day, month etc… In what I’ve put above, (I think) it scans at 0 minutes past 5, every day, month etc… Similar effects, but I’m often up long past midnight.
Am I right? I want to make sure before I go fiddling with stuff I only half understand.