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What is a cron job scheduler? and what do you do with it. I don't need to tell you that I am new at this. ...

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    Cron Job Scheduler?

    What is a cron job scheduler? and what do you do with it. I don't need to tell you that I am new at this. (be nice ) Thank you for your response in advance.

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    cron jobs are jobs that run at certain times, commands.


    so you could for example have a cgi script running every 5 minutes or similar

    voila!

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    You can use the crontab (which you edit via the cron job scheduler in your cpanel) to set up various scripts to run at regular time intervals. The small fields with * in them are where you input the time intervals at which the script should run. For example,
    Code:
    30 6 * * * perl /home/username/script.pl
    would cause /home/username/script.pl to be executed every day on the thirtieth minute of the sixth hour, in other words, 6:30 AM. Play with the numbers a bit and you'll get the hang of it.

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    thank you!

    Thank you all for your help and patience.
    I appreciate it. I am doing alot of reading right now to learn it all.
    Thanks again

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