Linux.com: CLI for Noobies: Stay Regular with cron and crontab
Apr 06, 2004, 06:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)
"OK, noobies, gather round. It's Monday morning. The regular
time for another expedition into the land of Linux beyond the GUI.
Your mother may have told you that it was good to be regular, but
most likely she didn't tell you about how cron and crontab can help
keep you that way.
"Linux is really not designed to be turned on and off like
Windows often is. In fact, it is almost assumed that you will leave
your machine running 24x7, no matter whether you use it for an hour
or for twelve hours a day..."