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I'm using ubuntu 12.04 and I want to execute a script every 5 hours . I setup cron with crontab -e and putted

* */5 * * * sh /home/

The script is executed every minute.


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The first * needs to be a 0 or whatever minute of the hour you want the script to 30 would mean script will run at 0030,0530, 1030, etc.

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What you need is this:

0 */5 * * * sh /home/
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