Chapter 11. Automating Tasks

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Running Services at Bootup

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Troubleshooting Runlevel Problems

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Starting and Stopping Services Manually

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Scheduling Tasks

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Basic Shell Control

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In this chapter you will learn about the three ways to automate tasks on your system: making them services that run as your system starts, making them services you start and stop by hand, and scheduling them to run at specific times.

After you turn on the power switch, the boot process begins with the computer executing code stored in a chip called the BIOS; this process occurs no matter ...

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