Linux Administration/Administrative Tasks/Scheduling Jobs

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This lesson covers scheduling jobs.

Objectives and Skills[edit]

Objectives and skills for the scheduling jobs portion of Linux+ certification include:[1]

  • Automate systems administration tasks by scheduling jobs
    • Manage cron and at jobs
    • Configure user access to cron and at services
    • Configure anacron
    • The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:
      • /etc/cron. {d,daily,hourly,monthly,weekly}
      • /etc/at.deny
      • /etc/at.allow
      • /etc/crontab
      • /etc/cron.allow
      • /etc/cron.deny
      • /var/spool/cron/*
      • crontab[2]
      • at
      • atq
      • atrm
      • anacron
      • /etc/anacrontab

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Activities[edit]

  1. Complete the tutorial IBM: Learn Linux, 101: Automate system administration tasks by scheduling jobs

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