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What is cron? In case

What is cron?
In case you haven’t noticed, I’m playing around here a bit with various automation tools. Cron being one of them. What is Cron you ask? No, not some hack-nerd movie from the late 70′s Cron is the name of program that lets *nix users execute commands automagically while you sleep – or whenever you set the clock for the script to launch.

As you can see from this post, cron has its uses. Mostly though, I advise webservants to become handy with cron so they can automate backups of their work. UnixGeeks.org has a good article entitled that should be able to get you most if not all the way there. Of course, once you learn how it works, then you have to figure out with what to run.
More on that later.

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