Wrath of Cron | LAS | s25e08

Wrath of Cron | LAS | s25e08

An overview of cron, the little soldier in your computer performing duties for you every single day. Plus our ideas to play with cron, and the powerful things it’s used for in the Enterprise.

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Cron Overview and Tricks:


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Cron is a daemon that executes scheduled commands. Cron searches its spool area (/var/spool/cron/crontabs) for crontab files.

Note that crontabs in this directory should not be accessed directly – the crontab command should be used to access and update them.

crontab entries sequence:

Example crontabs:

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