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What benefit?
Authored by: rhesuspieces00 on Nov 05, '04 03:14:28PM

well, for most users, im not sure if there is a huge benefit. i know my school's sysadmins use crontabs to do some pretty useful things, but they would mostly not be relevant to single user machines. but, if say you wanted specific scripts to run for a user enrolled in a particular class whenever he logs in, or if he logs in on a particular day of the week...whatever, you can do things like that...prompt the user to change his password every 6 months, schedule backups, etc, etc.

powerful, if you care to learn how to use it.

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