Sep 222011
 

Those people who are acquainted with ancient Greek mythology will know with no doubt the word Cronus, he was the father of the Greek Olympian Gods.The word Chronos means time in Greek and Latin and thus from the two words we get the words chronometer and chronology. Therefore in the programming lingo crontab means something that deals with the time.

To make it short Cron is a daemon that executes scheduled commands.
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Aug 192010
 

wget-screenGNU Wget is a free software package for retrieving files using HTTP, HTTPS and FTP, the most widely-used Internet protocols. It is a non-interactive commandline tool, so it may easily be called from scripts, cron jobs, terminals without X-Windows support, etc.

GNU Wget has many features to make retrieving large files or mirroring entire web or FTP sites easy, here are some interesting options.

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