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    On 2004-06-04, Antigoni wrote:
    > How to run a script the first Monday of every month through crontab
    This runs at midnight; adjust the first 2 parameters to have it
    run at another time:

    0 0 1-7 * 1 /path/to/script

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    In article <2iagm2Fkkd58U1uni-berlin.de>,
    "Chris F.A. Johnson" <c.fa.johnsonrogers.com> wrote:
    > On 2004-06-04, Antigoni wrote:
    > > How to run a script the first Monday of every month through crontab
    >
    > This runs at midnight; adjust the first 2 parameters to have it
    > run at another time:
    >
    > 0 0 1-7 * 1 /path/to/script
    Incorrect. That runs the script every monday and *also* the first seven
    days of every month.

    There are two common solutions:

    1) Run the script every Monday, and have the script check whether the
    day of the month is in the range 1-7.

    2) Run the script on days 1-7 of every month, and have it check whether
    the current day is Monday.

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