An interesting introduction to cron jobs

Often newbies get confused with cron jobs. Joe, the author of Unix for the Beginning Mage, wrote an interesting article on cron jobs, titled as A Run-in With Crond:

It was late at night when the Young Mage was walking through the Tower. Wandering aimlessly, he stared at the looming walls, spiraling staircases, and catwalks when, all of the sudden, he heard a buzzing from above.

Tumbling through the air, it looked like a small robot was making it’s way down toward the Mage. The little gizmo finally made it to the mage and bobbed up and down about a foot above his head.

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  • Raulinho Jun 13, 2008 @ 16:20

    how can I make a cron.daily to turn-on a pc at a certain time in the morning and so that it conects as root. using mandrake 8.1

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