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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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RVadmintools has many cool features such as disabling and hiding some functions that admins or their users don't use, set the cron job limit, see the cPanel error log in real-time, etc.
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.
The acquisition system was linked to an Apple Mac computer which used a CRON job to record the observations every minute.
Static Scheduling: The Unix cron job and workflows fall under this category.
Joe Pruitt, fellow DevCentral team member, said, "Good use of exception handling 'catch' and creatively storing status in an external class file via a cron job.
Cron is a UNIX command that can be used to automate certain processes; a cron job is usually executed periodically, when certain conditions are met.
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.
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.
Many of the automatic jobs that allow CORAL administration are created as cron jobs, which only function in the Linux OS.
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.
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.
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.