cron

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The cron daemon is a background process that runs particular programs at particular times (for example, every minute, day, week, or month), as specified in a crontab. By default, users may also create crontabs of their own so that processes are run on their behalf.

Output from the commands is usually mailed to the system administrator (or to the user in question); you should probably install a mail system as well so that you can receive these messages.

This cron package is configured by default to do some basic daily system maintenance tasks, such as creating backups of key system files. Other packages, such as checksecurity, can provide further maintenance tasks.

The lockfile-progs package is recommended as it will prevent /etc/cron.daily/standard from running multiple times if something gets jammed.
Associated Programs
anacron cron-like program that doesn't go by time
exim4 metapackage to ease Exim MTA (v4) installation
lockfile-progs Programs for locking and unlocking files and mailboxes
logrotate Log rotation utility
postfix High-performance mail transport agent
Available deb Repositories (how-to add a respository)
Debian 32-bit 64-bit
stable 3.0pl1-116 3.0pl1-116
testing 3.0pl1-121 3.0pl1-121
sid 3.0pl1-123 3.0pl1-123

Ubuntu 32-bit 64-bit
lucid 3.0pl1-106ubuntu5 3.0pl1-106ubuntu5
precise 3.0pl1-120ubuntu3 3.0pl1-120ubuntu3

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