cron

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cron

[krän]
(evolution)
A time unit equal to 106 years; used in reference to evolutionary processes.

cron

(operating system)
The Unix clock daemon that executes commands at specified dates and times according to instructions in a "crontab" file.

Unix manual page: cron(8).

cron

A Unix utility (Unix daemon) that executes commands in a "crontab" file at a specified time and date. Cron is used to schedule such functions as backup and maintenance procedures, often called "cronjobs."
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It offers many handy tools, such as SSL protection for multiple apps on the same dedicated IP, Cron Job Manager for task automation, automatic hourly backups, SSH access for Command Line functionality among other features.
Static Scheduling: The Unix cron job and workflows fall under this category.
Cron job support allows users to schedule activities to run regularly and automatically as a specific date or time, making common system administrator commands easy to duplicate and automate.
While using Splunk to proactively look across his infrastructure, Shields noticed a cron job set up by a developer who had left six months earlier that was running every minute.
Every administrator admits the importance of it, though this doesn't hold back a vast majority from using manual scripts and CRON jobs to centralise log collection.
com, a SaaS or “Software as a Service” monitoring application recently announced the release of its new and enhanced features for monitoring scripts, cron jobs and batches.
The new release features a number of improvements such as support for IBM DB2 environments and utilities for simplifying the migration of existing Cron jobs from Unix and Linux platforms.
This new version also includes utilities that simplify the migration of existing Cron jobs from Unix and Linux platforms, the ability to manually restart individual jobs in sequenced job chains, and management of scheduled tasks with an easy-to-use visual Job Set Editor.
Unlike cron jobs, Job Queue allows for programmatic, on-the-fly asynchronous execution and advanced management of deferred jobs -- including priority-based execution and dependencies.
Unlike existing hosted monitoring systems which can only monitor public facing services, PushMon is designed to receive signals from websites, internal applications, scripts, cron jobs and batches.
Unlike other hosted monitoring systems which can only monitor public facing services, PushMon is designed to receive signals from websites, internal applications, scripts, cron jobs and batches.
Secure Shell (SSH) is supported, as are Password-Protected Directories, SSL Management, SPI Firewall, DNS Management, Web-Based File Management, Cron Jobs, Backup Management and eCommerce.