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setting crontab in eggdrop



A common question asked by users is, how can I configure Eggdrop to automatically restart should it die, such as after a reboot? To do that, we use the system’s crontab daemon to run a script (called botchk) every ten minutes that checks if the eggdrop is running. If the eggdrop is not running, the script will restart the bot, with an optional email sent to the user informing them of the action. To make this process as simple as possible, we have included a script that can automatically configure your crontab and botchk scripts for you. To set up your crontab/botchk combo:

Enter the directory you installed your Eggdrop to. Most commonly, this is ~/eggdrop (also known as /home/<username>/eggdrop).

Just humor us- run ./scripts/autobotchk without any arguments and read the options available to you. They’re listed there for a reason!

If you don’t want to customize anything via the options listed in #2, you can start the script simply by running:


./scripts/autobotchk yourEggdropConfigNameHere.conf


Review the output of the script, and verify your new crontab entry by typing:

crontab -l


By default, it should create an entry that looks similar to:

0,10,20,30,40,50 * * * * /home/user/bot/scripts/YourEggdrop.botchk 2>&1


This will run the generated botchk script every ten minutes and restart your Eggdrop if it is not running during the check. Also note that if you run autobotchk from the scripts directory, you’ll have to manually specify your config file location with the -dir option. To remove a crontab entry, use crontab -e to open the crontab file in your system’s default editor and remove the crontab line.


Check your crontab in eggdrop;

crontab -e

0,10,20,30,40,50 * * * * /home/user/bot/scripts/YourEggdrop.botchk 2>&1


Now,  all good.







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