> On Thu, 27 Jul 2000 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
> "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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