On Mon, May 14, 2012 at 5:21 PM, Frank Murphy <frankly3d at gmail.com> wrote:
> crontab -e:
> 0 6 * * 2 [ `date +%e` -gt 1 -a `date +%\e` -lt 7 ] && <MY COMMAND>
>> Have I the backslash in the correct place?
>> Trying to do 1st Tuesday of each month.
Pádraig pointed out the right solution. BTW, I generally avoid using
user crontabs and instead use system crontabs to manage services. It
fits in easier with slack or puppet for managing servers. The
downside is that system crontabs are not checked at all. I wrote the
following which would have warned on the above crontab (if it was in
the seven field system crontab format):
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