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  1. How To Use Cron To Its Full Power

    What is cron? Cron the name of a program that enables unix users to execute commands or scripts (groups of commands) automatically at a specified time/date. It is normally used for sys admin commands, like makewhatis, which builds a search database for the man -k command, or for running a backup script, but can also be used for just about anything. A common use for it today is for your email program to connect to the internet and download your email on a regular basis. cron - in a nutshell...