Definitions

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  • n. A Unix command used to schedule the periodic execution of other commands.

Etymologies

Short for cron table. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The way it actually creates alarms is by putting them in your crontab, which is easy and satisfying and what cron is for.

    Planet GNOME

  • Oops, I did do a search of "crontab" but it seems I didn't scroll down far enough.

    LinuxQuestions.org

  • When was the last time that a developer communicated his/her schedule to you in the form of a "crontab" entry?

    O'Reilly News

  • Linux and UNIX usually come with the utility "crontab" by default.

    Simple Help

  • Nobody running a server from their house will require as close to 100% uptime as possible, just set a crontab to reboot at 4 AM or something ...

    Ksplice Offers No-Reboot Ubuntu Security Fixes | Lifehacker Australia

  • Spin's a new recruit at the FCPD, and when he's not keeping the peace on the cross-town RMS, he's got to stop things like the crontab from messing up time, or cope with the Do Right Module gumming up the works.

    New 4K!DSTV SF Show - RollBots

  • I want it to check for updates daily, but as it uses a daily crontab to manage this, the PC has to be switched on at the time the cron job is expecting to run.

    Ubuntu automatic update check « dudegalea

  • Nobody running a server from their house will require as close to 100% uptime as possible, just set a crontab to reboot at 4 AM or something...

    Ksplice Offers No-Reboot Ubuntu Security Fixes | Lifehacker Australia

  • My host moved me to a different machine today — which is a good thing — and they messed up the crontab that allows Virginia Political Blogs to update hourly — which is a bad thing.

    Waldo Jaquith - Blog alligator troubles.

  • The Computer Emergency Response Team/Coordination Center (CERT/CC) has received information concerning a vulnerability in crontab (1) in version 3.2 of IBM's AIX operating system.

    CA-92:10 CERT Advisory AIX crontab Vulnerability

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