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Listen to an hourly CNN news update podcast
Authored by: rocteur on Jul 21, '05 10:40:38AM

The worse thing about this hint, apart from 1) listening to CNN and 2) using podcasts, is that you've just wiped out any crontab entries you may have had!

It would be safer for you to run: crontab -e even if you don't have crontabs setup.

And if you're using tiger, it would be smarter and prepare for the future by using LaunchDaemons



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Listen to an hourly CNN news update podcast
Authored by: jweill on Jul 21, '05 11:38:32AM

I am using Tiger but crontab works just as well as it has for decades. I agree about overwriting your existing crontab; of course you should edit it in place if any entries already exist.

I'm sure that if you modify the hint, you can make it play anything you like. CNN is the only news outlet I've found that has real human beings reading up-to-date news in two-minute blocks.



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Safer Crontab Editing
Authored by: colter on Jul 21, '05 11:58:26AM
I've been using Cronnix for a while now to manage my crontabs. It's easier than remembering the entry format by hand, that's for sure.

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