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What is a cron job?
A cron job is simply a command you normally run from a shell window (i.e. telnet or ssh) that is periodically run at times you specifiy. It's a pretty standard feature of all unix operating systems, and we allow our shell users to use it!

Last updated: Nov 13, 2003.