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.

In this tutorial, I'm going to walk you through ...

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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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Switching from MS Word to OOo Writer

OpenOffice.org is a brilliant office suite, and in a lot of cases can make a very suitable alternative to Microsoft's dominant product.

Nevertheless, OOo can be a bit daunting initially, as sometimes exactly how you perform a particular task can differ between Microsoft's suite and our favourite Free one.

Linux Forums have a great post about switching from MS Word over to OOo Writer and it goes ...

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