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cron is the default way to schedule jobs (shell scripts and/or commands) and make them run repeatedly in a defined manner on any Unix-based OS.
Here are some quick examples on how to use it:
set up a command or small snippet to run repeatedly
After you finish editing, make sure you close the file or changes won't take effect. (For example, if on vim, don't just use
:w to save, use
:wq to save and close the file).
$ crontab -e
And, if you need to run some command as root, use this instead:
$ sudo crontab -e
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