in linux, tasks can be configured to run
automatically within a specified period of
time, on a specified date, or when the
system load average is below a specified
number. red hat enterprise linux is pre\u00ad
configured to run important system tasks
to keep the system updated. for example,
the slocate database used by thelocate
command is updated daily. a system
administrator can use automated tasks to
perform periodic backups, monitor the
system, run custom scripts, and more.
cron is a daemon that can be used to
schedule the execution of recurring
tasks according to a combination of
the time, day of the month, month, day
of the week, and week.
cron assumes that the system is on
continuously. if the system is not on
when a task is scheduled, it is not
executed. to schedule one\u00adtime tasks,
refer to section 27.2 at and batch.
and thecrond service must be
running. to determine if the package is
installed, use the rpm -q vixie-
01* * * * root run-parts
02 4 * * * root run-parts
22 4 * * 0 root run-parts
42 4 1 * * root run-parts
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