When we want to run a task every single day, every week or every month we'll need a recurring task. In Linux the cron service takes care of this. There are two different types of cron jobs: user and system. A user cron job can be created as a user using the crontab command. The cronjob runs as the user so it only has the access that the user would have.
- [Instructor] At jobs are one times jobs…that run at a specific time.…Often we want to create recurring jobs…that run every minute, hour, day, week, or month.…In order to do this, we'll use the cron service.…A cron job is stored in a cron table or crontab.…There are two types of crontabs,…one for users and one for the system.…Let's talk about user crontabs.…User cron jobs are stored in the user crontab…and are specific to each user, so every user has one.…They can be managed by normal users,…there's no need to elevate privileges…for a user to manage their cron jobs.…
They're stored /var/spool/cron/ the user name.…The other type of crontab is the system crontab.…System cron jobs are stored in the systemwide crontab…so they are run by the OS, not users.…Being that they're system wide,…the super user has to manage them.…System cron jobs are stored in /etc/cron.d.…No matter whether you're setting a user cron job,…or a system wide cron job, the format is the same.…The first column from the left…is minute of the hour to run the cron job.…
- Write the command that will take you to the most recent directory.
- Write the command that brings back the arguments and options from the previous line.
- Explain what extended globs can do.
- Identify the access.conf line that will restrict all users from using the cron service except for the user named bob.
- List the line that will get a list of only running services.
- Identify what typing ‘systemctl enable crond’ will do.
Skill Level Intermediate
Linux: User and Group Managementwith Grant McWilliams1h 8m Intermediate
1. Linux Shells Overview
2. Using the Bash Shell
3. Linux Processes
4. Job Scheduling
5. System Services
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