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  • Category: Linux

    How to schedule a job




    I Want To know how to schedule a task in Linux OS using cron command?
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    You need to use crontab command for editing or setting up your own cron jobs.
    There are two different types of configuration files:
    1-The UNIX / Linux system crontab : Usually, used by system services and critical jobs that requires root like privileges. The sixth field (see below for field description) is the name of a user for the command to run as. This gives the system crontab the ability to run commands as any user.
    2-The user crontabs: User can installer their own jobs using the crontab command. The sixth field is the command to run, and all commands run as the user who created the crontab.
    Use:
    1.To edit your crontab file, type the following command at the UNIX / Linux shell prompt:
    $ crontab -e
    2.Your cron job looks as follows for user jobs:
    1 2 3 4 5 /path/to/command arg1 arg2

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