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Ext2: Using Cron and At to schedule jobs

Oct 27, 1999, 15:44 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bjoern Ganslandt)

[ Thanks to Rob Kennedy for this link. ]

"There are certain things that you have to do regularly on your Linux system, like emptying your /tmp/, rotating your logfiles or creating a backup. Fortunately you don't have to do these repetitive tasks yourself, cron can handle them for you. Cron is a daemon which executes commands in regular intervals and mails the output of the command to you (or someone else)."

"In order to config the cron daemon, you have to edit your crontab file by running "crontab -e". This command will create a crontab for you (in case you don't already have one) and run the editor set in the VISUAL or EDITOR environment variable to edit the crontab file..."

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