The syntax for scheduling Cron jobs isn't the easiest to use or remember, but here are some helpful tips for getting up to speed with and utilizing Cron jobs.
Looking to avoid Cron? Hcron and the at utility are two tools that make it easy
to bypass Cron in favor of other open source software alternatives.
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Not an expert on cron? No need to worry -- just use the Corntab site or its iPhone app.
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If you've ever had to stop and check the manpage to get the crontab syntax correct for your Unix or Linux server, here's a Web site that will save you lots of time.
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Tip of the Trade: Mailing reminders to yourself is an easy way to remember something that easily slips your mind. Using Cron with mail is one way to facilitate this.
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