How to process CentOS Jobs/Task schedule?

How to process CentOS Jobs/Task schedule?

In Linux OS, Cron holds the process of scheduling the jobs and tasks. To maintain a good environment in software, using the scheduling the time the users are presented to maintain and set. You can process tasks like repetitive using Cron.

Here, we are listing the scheduled jobs in Cron: The command helps you to display the server processing currently to schedule the jobs in Cron.

crontab -l
Here is the command for checking the different types of users in scheduling the Cron jobs:

sudo crontab -u -l
Editing the tabs in Crons: This editing strategy helps you in dealing with more and more tasks using below mentioned command:

crontab -e
You can see the task which is defined in the script of Crontab.

<minute> <hours> <day_of_month> <month> <day_of_week> <command_to_run>
The field values are listed below. Here, you can see numerics where you can replace with asteriskminute: 0 to 59

hours: 0 to 23
day of the month: 1 to 31
month: 1 to 12
day of the week: 0 (Sunday) to 6 (Saturday)
Instead of Cron, you can use At. You can find the best choice for using Cron is AT. Using At, you can use some keywords like teamtime or midnight.

Use the command if you are using CentOS:

yum install at
Use the command if you are using Ubuntu:

sudo apt install -y at
Once if you complete the installation, don’t forget to enable the service or daemon:

sudo systemctl enable --now atd.service
It is entirely different when compared with other related services. Whenever you use at, you must mention at regular intervals.

at now + 3 hour

You can assign tasks from 8pm, 7 days then use the command:

at 8pm + 7 days

You can easily get out from using at by using the shortcut “Ctrl + D”.

Other steps are:
  • Users would keep on accessing the crontab right! So, to use both the files /etc/cron.deny and /etc/cron.allow. Just add the username in any one of the files to deny or access. You can’t see both files at the same time. Only one is allowed to process.
  • Using the /etc/cron.deny, installation of default is processed here.
  • Root user have all the permission to access the files.
Most of them would think running or scheduling CentOS Jobs and Task is difficult. Only you can carry the imagination part but the truth is admirable!
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