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cron
Last modified: Wednesday, August 19, 1998 

A Unix command for scheduling jobs to be executed sometime in the future. A cron is normally used to schedule a job that is executed periodically - for example, to send out a notice every morning. It is also a daemon process, meaning that it runs continuously, waiting for specific events to occur.

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Describes what the crond system daemon does and what the components of the cron system are. Also contains sections on crontab fields and formats,

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