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Lansystems.com: Crontab guide

Jul 11, 2000, 06:51 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Vincent Hillier)

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"Well, one of the greatest things in the computing world has to be automation, and by automation, I mean tasks being performed with no user interaction. In this guide, I'll cover the basics of Crontab."

"Crontab allows you to schedule commands/scripts to be run at certain times. For example, if you have a command that needs to be run once per week, and you always forget to do it (SHOOT! boss hates that doesn't he/she? :)) you can keep your boss and yourself happy, by simply putting those commands in a cron job."

"Ok, well to start out I'll cover the flags that can be passed to crontab."

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