Using crontab

I found a great page that gives a very short an concize manual for using crontabs: http://www.adminschoice.com/docs/crontab.htm

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HOWTO Install and maintain free software easily under Solaris: pkg-get

This article was first written in August 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/161). pkg-get is somewhat a rewrite of the apt-get of to Sun’s Solaris. It is a script that uses wget and the pkg suite [1] of tools from…

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Why adding . to the PATH on UNIX is BAD ?

This article was first written in December 2003 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/96) Some UNIX administrators find it handy to add «.» in the PATH (and some even put it at the beginning of the PATH). Why is this…

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HOWTO Automatically logout your UNIX shell

This article is incomplete and was first written in June 2007 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/358). To ensure a shell left open automatically logs out (kicks the user) after a certain idle time, most recent shells implement its autologout….

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Sun Solaris

This article was first written in February 2006 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/326). Sun Solaris is probably today’s most-used UNIX OS around, probably due to its security and high-performance approach. It has been traditionally running mostly on SPARC, a…

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UNIX and ports < 1024

This article was first written in May 2005 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/262). On UNIX, the ports < 1024 are accessible to user root only. That has many implications, as then most standard networked servers have to start as…

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HOWTO Convert carriage returns between UNIX and DOS on Debian

This article was first written in February 2005 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/203). The convert carriage returns between UNIX- and DOS-kind of CR, use the tools dos2unix and unix2dos from the sysutils package. Usage is really simple: $ dos2unix…

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