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Unix/Linux System Administration
Module: Periodic Processes
On many functioning linux systems there are tasks that need to be performed automatically. Most of these tasks are automated simply for convenience. Some tasks should only be performed when the system is otherwise idle, such as the early hours of the morning. Examples of tasks that are automated include:
We will begin our study with the most-used periodic process facility, cron.
|Preview question: Check to see if the subsystem crond is running on your system. If so, display the contents of its master configuration file /etc/crontab.|
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