July 29th, 2011

canoeing

Bunn Has Fun with Cron and Lynx, Encodes a Password, and Is Offended by Snippety Error Messages

 I had a Quest.  My quest was to set up a scheduled task that would pop along to a script every day and tell that script to Do Its Stuff.  To achieve this quest, I needed the assistance of  Cron (I like to imagine him as a sort of goblin) to do my bidding at the time assigned, when I am asleep or drinking coffee or walking the hounds or whatever.   To achieve this quest, I needed the assistance of  Cron (I like to imagine him as a sort of goblin) to do my bidding at the time assigned, when I am asleep or drinking coffee or walking the hounds or whatever. 
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