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How To Schedule Jobs in Linux | Cron and Crontab Commands

How To Schedule Jobs in Linux | Cron and Crontab Commands

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Quite like the TaskScheduler utility of Windows, one can utilize the Cron utility to schedule jobs in Linux to run periodically at fixed intervals of time. Used typically for automating system maintenance or administration jobs like backing up data, updating packages and much more, any Linux sysadmin would vouch for its importance. Job scheduling in Linux: Basic Guide What is Cron? The Cron service is a time-based job scheduling service that is typically started when the system boots. It checks every minute for any scheduled jobs and runs them if they exist. What is Crontab? In order to manipulate the job schedules, we use the Crontab program in Linux. Crontab, short for ‘cron table,‘ is a configuration file. Each line of the Crontab represents a job and contains information on what t