[Gllug] crontab 'last friday in each month'

Andrew Halliwell ah at gnd.com
Mon Dec 8 13:28:24 UTC 2003

And verily, didst Tethys announce to the hordes:
> Richard Jones writes:
> >This runs the script on the first Monday of the month (assuming I've
> >got this correct ...):
> >
> >0 15 1-7 * 1 script.sh
> >
> >How can I run the script on the last Friday of each month?
> Run it on every Friday, and have the script itself bail if there are
> less than 7 days to the end of the month. Can't think of an easy way
> of doing it directly with cron, though.

How about a script started on the 1st of the month that parses the calendar,
and sets an at job for the last friday of the month?


(can you get more circuitous than that?)

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