A visual guide to the crontab file

I sometimes need to remind myself how to edit that crontab file … today I found a great little graphic on the Linuxconfig wiki that sums it up nicely: Sometimes, I also pipe the stdout and stderr somewhere (like “/usr/local/sbin/backup.sh >>/var/logs/backups.log 2>/var/logs/backups.err“) if I want to avoid getting emails with the output from cron … […]

Making Linux systems that don’t suck

I’ve just discovered Roberto Alsina’s blog .. he has a bunch of extremely clear and insightful articles about Linux (and *nix generally). I particularly like “Making Linux systems that don’t suck: Part II” (and Part I and Part 0), which puts a critical eye to cron and at, and surveys a few good alternatives (some […]