As Linux server administrators, we need to be able to schedule tasks to run at some point in the future. Perhaps as a one-off command, or a job that’s expected to repeat on some sort of schedule. And that’s exactly what Cron helps us to do – by setting up a Crontab, we can schedule tasks to run at some point in the future.
By weird coincidence, Opensource.com has an article today about using systemd timers instead of cronjobs…
Use systemd timers instead of cronjobs | Opensource.com
I guess we need to learn both…always more to learn…
Is it just me or the video was playing faster than usual? In any case I really like this format to move things along quicker, while still being extremely informative. I did learn today about the
@flags, and I will surely put them to use. Are there any other ones that you find useful?
Personally, I prefer it when things move right along. I can always pause or rewind if I miss something.
I like to read the man page while the videos like these play. I often find the man pages to be too dense to be useful on their own. The man page make a lot more sense (to me) while watching/listening to a good explainer video.
Agreed, I’ve found myself checking the man pages to learn about the meaning of flags or in which order to enter the arguments for a particular command. I read somewhere that documentation is meant to be consulted and not read like a book; couldn’t agree more with that.
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