As Systemd timers begin to replace cron’s dominance, this article presents the basics of setting up your own systemd timer and making sure it’s running properly on your system.
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Have you ever wanted to run bash script as a root user during startup? Here’s how you can harness the power of cron and set your scripts to run at startup.
Cron is a daemon that executes scheduled commands for Linux. You can use Cron to schedule and automate jobs in Linux, saving you from having to do them manually.
If you are familiar with Linux, you will know that Cron is the application used to schedule and automate tasks in a Linux environment. CronTab is the command that is used to access the Cron file where the user can set and schedule tasks. No, I didn’t misspell CronTab in the title, CornTab is a web-based […]
Previously, I have shown you how to schedule a database backup using cron job and email yourself the database file, but if you have a big database, you will find that the emailing method might not work as well as you want it to be. A good alternative to this is to upload your database […]
For backing up of your WordPress database, there are plenty of plugins around that can get the job done. Some of them backup only your database while others backup the whole WP directory. If you have used WordPress long enough, you will realize that these plugins are not reliable. They will work one day and […]
KDE provides users with the tools to run software automatically using two features: Autostart and Task Scheduler (formerly called KCron). These tasks can be initiated immediately prior to KDE startup, during KDE startup, or scheduled at anytime: daily, hourly, weekly, or even every five minutes. Both of these features were present in KDE 3. Autostart […]