Quote Originally Posted by badger fruit
well i tried it, i set it up to run 15 minutes past the hour each hour
and it did work but didn't dump the output to a text file, it seemed to
mail it to root; a few moments after it ran (and it did run, hoorah!) i
was told "new mail in /var/mail/root"

opened it and saw the output.

is it possible to dump output into a file instead of mail?
edit- i also saw i still got the same permission error, despite running
as badger_fruit
Look at the man page for rsync, there are lots of options. Here is a
snippet I use;
FILENAME=/tmp/backup.`date +\%s`
/usr/bin/rsync -rlLtuzi --stats --progress --delete \
/home/malcolml/* /media/laptop_backup/opensuse/ \
/usr/bin/tr -d '\015' < $FILENAME | /usr/bin/mailx -s 'HOME Backup via
RSYNC to USB Disk' malcolml@localhost
# Delete backup file
Cheers Malcolm (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 11.1 x86 Kernel
up 1 day 7:20, 4 users, load average: 0.13, 0.08, 0.09
GPU GeForce 6600 TE/6200 TE - Driver Version: 177.82