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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