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Linux in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition by Aaron Weber, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever

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Name

cron

Synopsis

                  cron
               

System administration command. Normally started in a system startup file. Execute commands at scheduled times, as specified in users’ files in /var/spool/cron. Each file shares its name with the user who owns it. The files are controlled via the command crontab. The cron command will also read commands from the /etc/crontab file and from the /etc/cron.d/ directory.

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