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  1. #16
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    Via the crontab file. In most Unix platforms it is a file for each user. On Tivo it is one specific file. Also the Tivo runs in GMT (meaning adjust for your timezone)

    /var/hack/etc/crontab

    In this file are a set of chars on one line denoting when to run something, followed by what to run. Like most Unix scripts a # denoted a comment.

    So add this into your crontab file.

    Code:
    #              field          allowed values
    #              -----          --------------
    #              minute         0-59 (*/5 every 5 minutes)
    #              hour           0-23 (1-5 hours 1 through 5)
    #              day of month   1-31
    #              month          1-12 (or names)
    #              day of week    0-7 (0 or 7 is Sun, or use names)
    #
    1  *  *  *  *           touch /tmp/crontest
    The last line of course will really do something (it will change the date stamp on the /tmp/crontest file).

    The comments are made to remind you what each of those fields preceding the command mean.

    1 * * * * means run it every 1 minuite past the hout (1:01, 2:01, 3:01, etc)
    0/5 * * * * means run it every 5 minutes

    NEVER USE
    * 5 * * * it means run it infinatly during the 5 AM hour (5:00.000, 5:00.001, 5:00.002 ,etc)
    You can see why that would be bad for a system, what you would probably mean is

    0 5 * * * meaning run it at 5AM every day
    0 8 * * * meaning run it at 8AM every day
    0 13 * * * meaning run it at 1PM every day
    30 14 * * * meaning run it at 2:30PM every day
    1 23 * * * meaning run it at 11:01PM every day
    1 23 * * Sun meaning run it every Sunday at 11:01PM
    1 23 * * 6,7 is every Saturday and Sunday at 11:23PM

    From this I hope you can figure what the rest of the fields mean
    Last edited by Torg; 04-26-2003 at 04:01 PM.

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    One thing I forgot to add it on normal unix boxes if the cron produces any output, it will mail to to you. Tivo has no such feature (it would be quite comical, at least to me, if it did)

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    This thread was extremely helpful

    Thanks for the tutorial, Torg

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    Great Thread

    I think this would be of great help to any newbies wanting to know a short list of what each command is/does. Perhaps a sticky?

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    Thumbs up Re: Great Thread

    Totally agree. Maybe post a sticky in the newbies forum? Still not sure what Freepages does. I'm guessing it frees up memory?
    -R

    Originally posted by Immo
    I think this would be of great help to any newbies wanting to know a short list of what each command is/does. Perhaps a sticky?

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    Freepages option changes the way the TiVo software handles virtual storage. You will probably see a slight benefit if you run tivoweb.

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    I guess the only questions then: What setting (i.e. 128, 192, etc.)? I am also assuming this only needs to be run once, at startup.



    Originally posted by superzap
    Freepages option changes the way the TiVo software handles virtual storage. You will probably see a slight benefit if you run tivoweb.

    R-

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    razor

    Just activate FREEPAGES with #41,1. It will use the values 128 192 256 and automatically be set on every reboot.

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    Supezap

    Would you please post a DETAILED explanation of exactly what #61, 62, 63 do AND where they do it?
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    Wink commands

    This post is very informing, but is there a list of the #'s that go
    with these commands somewhere? and whats the # command for
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    Wink commands

    This post is very informing, but is there a list of the #'s that go
    with these commands somewhere? and whats the # command for
    lifetime sub on x 252.

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    how to kill noPPV

    i enabled the noppv which is the option #3 but how do i disable it now?

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    The entire XPlusz README attached (for anyone that bothers to read it)
    Attached Files Attached Files
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    Ok, just want to verify with the experts here (and thank you all, for all your hard work, its appreciated by many even if only a few say it)

    I am running 2.52xtreem with xPlusz 3.10, and after installing my Airnet adapter drivers, something got botched- so as per the directions in this other thread , I removed the last 2 lines of rc.sysinit, and I guess I'm supposed to uninstall xPlusz and reinstall.

    As I understand it I'll need to xp "#99673542" to uninstall, then run the setup (with xpls.gar file) I sent to /var/hack

    Is that correct?

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    question about NOSDD and CRON

    from the readme:

    #29,?N? activate/deactivate NOSDD via cron, ?N?= 0 off or 1 on.

    Does this mean that for NOSDD to work, I also have to enable CRON?

    And how does #56 effect this?

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