cron job

Michael.Coll-Barth at Michael.Coll-Barth at
Tue Dec 2 16:05:24 UTC 2008

> From: Mark Haney

> However, for me, when I need something like this done, I 
> prefer to throw 
> these lines in a script and have cron execute the script at the set 
> time.  

This is absolutely the way to go and it has nothing to do with Ubuntu or
Linux.  I was about to respond with the same comment, but you beat me,

As the subject is "cron job", would this be a hijack?  Do you edit cron
directly with crontab -e or a file; crontab < crontab.txt?  I prefer the
file approach, when I can, as it allows me to set up cron the same way
on multiple machines.  And, I have lost cron entries with system

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