Originally Published: Wednesday, 27 October 1999 Author: Rob Thomas
Published to: news_learn_firststep/Firststep News Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

Using at and cron for scheduling tasks

ext2 has an article on how to use at and cron, two incredibly useful utilities. At and cron both help you with executing programs or scripts at certain times. They can be used for simple things like clearing your /tmp directory, or more complex things such as nightly backups.