LinuxGurus.org: Scheduling Jobs With Linux: How to turn Linux Into An Alarm Clock

“Many new users are oblivious to one of the most powerfull
features of Linux (and all Unixs) and that is the ability to
schedule jobs.”

“What is it that your computer is doing at 3am without you
(suposedly) up? It is running various system administration jobs
such as checking the hard drives file system. How can you setup
your own jobs to run at whatever hours of the day and night? Easy,
with a tool called CRON.”

“I hope this tutorial helps you, have fun…”