Scheduling tasks with cron

When you want to run a particular task repeatedly, or run it at a scheduled time, Linux and other Unix-like operating systems offer you an easy way to do this and plenty more. It's called cron and it's a multi-purpose task scheduler on steroids. It's installed and enabled on virtually every Unix-like OS out there by default.

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Command line tips - controlling your processes

When you're running a command that's going to take a long time in your bash shell, but then you suddenly decide you don't want to run it any more, CLI newbies can often be stuck as to how they should terminate a running command (aside from closing the terminal window). There are also other occasions when you want to control the process that's running inside your ...

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Tips & tricks: make a bootable GRUB CD-ROM

For the uninitiated, GRUB is the Grand Unified Bootloader. It's a little tiny, but important, bit of software that allows you to actually boot into Linux, BSD and all sorts of other operating systems (it even 'chainloads' Windows in a dual-boot environment).

It's great when it's working fine, but occasionally you might lose it. If you're doing a dual boot, and you reinstall Windows, for example ...

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