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Setting Up a Timer with systemd in Linux

Jul 26, 2018, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Brown)

Previously, we saw how to enable and disable systemd services by hand, at boot time and on power down, when a certain device is activated, and when something changes in the filesystem.

Timers add yet another way of starting services, based on... well, time. Although similar to cron jobs, systemd timers are slightly more flexible. Let's see how they work.

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