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Re: Using Cron?
On Mon, 21 Jul 2003, Elfyn McBratney wrote:
> 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.
And /usr/doc/cron*.README , of course.
> 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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