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Why Cron Is Better Than a String Around Your Finger

I've occasionally found it useful to set up reminders to be emailed to myself on a regular basis. The most straightforward tool to use for this is cron with mail.

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Created by electrocomputer 6 years 9 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 9 weeks ago
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Making a backup reminder script

I like to back up the data on my laptop computer as often as possible, just in case I have trouble with it. I have some large files on the laptop that prevent me from scheduling an Internet backup to my home machine, so I have written a script that reminds me to periodically plug in an external USB drive; then upon clicking continue, the reminder script runs my custom backup script.

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Created by extra 8 years 6 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 6 weeks ago
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