What are the steps for me to set up Cron?

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I really don't have any idea about cron. My employer wants me to do this: 

Can you set up a cron which sends them an email from the spreadsheet that they have been unsubscribed?

Anyone can help me with this, how should I start this?


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What are the steps for me to set up Cron?


Hello Adrian,

I have read your concern regarding setting-up cron in your computer. As you were saying, you are having problems on how integrate it on your personal computer because you don’t have any idea of what that program is all about. Was it right? I hope I got your point.

Cron is a time-based job-scheduling daemon on Linux and Unix-like computer operating systems.  It enables users to schedule jobs or commands to run periodically at certain times or dates. It runs constantly in the background and checks once a minute to see if any of the scheduled jobs need to be executed. If not done, it executes the schedule. It is commonly used to automate system maintenance though its general purpose means that it is for internet connection and downloading emails. The scheduled jobs were so called “Cron Jobs.” These set of files were controlled by “crontabs.”

I hope I am in the right track of understanding your concern and give you a hand to fix the problem. I hope this information is of good help.



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