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Re: Using Cron?
- From: Elfyn McBratney <elfyn at emcb dot co dot uk>
- To: Linden Glen <lbglen at yahoo dot com dot au>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2003 05:50:11 +0100
- Subject: Re: Using Cron?
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On Mon, 21 Jul 2003, [iso-8859-1] Linden Glen wrote:
> Hi all,
> Is there anywhere I can get some detailed
> documentation about using Cron? ie. examples,
> explanations, etc.... better than crontab --help
> Also, if I setup a Cron job, does it require that the
> server be logged in? or does it run as a service?
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
A search on google for "crontab howto" or "crontab tutorial" will give you the
answer to your first question.
Cron can run as a service (on NT/200/XP/) or started from the command line
(in-case of 9x/Me it's the only way as the SCM is an NT'ism). A service run's in
the background and does not require a user to be logged-in.
For more, search the archives at <http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/>.
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