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Re: Crontab

> On Thu, 27 Jul 2000 pauld@netwise.net.au wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I've just got a couple of queries about the use of cron. Firstly, is
> > it what I should be using it for automated execution or is there
> > something better? 

You also have at. In my view at is suitable for automated execution of tasks 
that are running once and cron is for tasks that are done routinely.

> > Secondly, what should I be doing from a security
> > point of view, is it fine to have root running automated commands if
> > root access is needed for the commands? And last of all, how
> > extensively do people use this? Is it something people use to
> > routinely check mail services are running, check mail queues, proxies
> > etc?
> > 
> 	Where I work, cron runs everything. We have the entire department
> automated, between generating web pages, to backing up logs. We have about
> 10 crons on about 5 workstations keeping things working. 
> 	Mike
> "To listen to the words of the learned, and to instill into others the
> lessons of science, is better than religious exercises."
> 		-- Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) 
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