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SAMS Teach Yourself Unix in 10 Minutes by Robert Shimonski

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The at and cron Commands

Thus far we have only touched on commands that will allow you to automate processes, because automation is the easiest way to get things done. If you know how to automate something, then it's as simple as setting up the job one time and having it run on a schedule. In this section of the lesson, we will talk about how the at and cron commands can help you automate tasks in Unix. There is a great deal to talk about when considering backups and running complex processes with these commands, and we cannot dig into these topics in-depth in a book of this nature. For now, be aware that these commands are powerful and there is much more to learn about them. You may want to dig into this subject a bit deeper if you continue ...

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