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cron

[krän]
(evolution)
A time unit equal to 106 years; used in reference to evolutionary processes.
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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).
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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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The son of world-renowned scrum doctor Mike Cron, who worked with Wales at the 2003 World Cup, he has also worked in Japan and with the Samoan national team.
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CRON's disruptive push to develop state-of-the-art intrusion detection systems, at a fraction of the cost compared to other companies in this space, is just one of the reasons why global giant Quanergy is looking to join forces with this startup.
Cron and Stabile walk through the Enneagram's nine different personality types and their distinct ways of seeing the world, showing how each one has a potentially infinite number of expressions, strengths, and weaknesses.
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"When employees use devices without following agency policies or lack mobile device management tools, they open themselves and their agencies up to information, transmission, and operational security risks," wrote Cron. Those risks include lost or stolen devices containing federal records and legal issues related to e-discovery.
Led by ebullient sax player Roz Cron (whose memories inspired Chaikin to begin the project), a group of players from the 1930s and 1940s relate their triumphs and struggles as they describe the contradictions and sexism faced by talented distaff musicians in this male-dominated world.
A long champagne-coloured dress with small diam detail from Destiny Br Stokesley BRIDESMAIDS/FLOW GIRL: Danielle Osborn Brittani Osborn, 12, Vi Brown, 24, and Jade K GROOMSMEN/PAGE Steven Bartle, 22, Josh 10, and Zak Johnson, 1 BEST MAN: Jack Cron corset ond ridal, WER n, 21, icky irk, 19 BOYS: Cronin, 12 in, 20, from Great Ayton THE RECEPTION: The first reception was in the Dominican Republic for 27 guests, while the second was held when the couple returned at The Feathers Hotel, Helmsley, for around 180 guests THE HONEYMOON: Just over a week in the Dominican Republic HOW MUCH DID IT COST?
Attorney Steve Cron, who also has handled medical cases, said the attorneys are being confronted this week with a mountain of evidence amassed by the Los Angeles Police Department during their nearly eight-month investigation.
In addition to Java support, other features in the updated version of App Engine include database import and export, access to firewalled data, and "cron" support, which enables configuration of regularly scheduled tasks to operate at defined times.
"Brien Cron, the manager of the UPS store across from the entrance to the Kluczynski Building's underground garage, said business is down 50% within the last week," according to the Tribune.