Re: [MU TECH) cron?

From: winsor (
Date: Wed Jun 30 1999 - 00:00:11 CEST


Although addressed to you, this message was pointed to other users,
letting them know of the "hidden jewel" nc.(procmail via cron,
fetchmail, nc, and awk???)

If mulinux users really took a good look at what you've provided
throughout the file system there's MANY tools that can be used for
multiple purposes and many of the files in /usr/scripts can be easily
modified(after copying) and entirely new tools made.

And don't forget about the power of command line shell scripting.

After all, all creative linux users are hackerz(script butchers)*grin*
And a "hack" in it's truest sense is a "home brewed series of commands
to do a specific job".
Can we say "DOS batch file"???*grin*
This is where knowledge of Linux begins.........

 And I urge other users to actually go wandering around the file system
and read scripts and files, and find creative ways to use the provided
tools to produce the desired results.
And become a hack.......;-P I mean system programmer themselves.

Use the force......view the source


Michele Andreoli wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 28, 1999 at 10:48:27PM -0500, winsor wrote:
> > Michele,
> >
> > After looking at item #3 on the list below "cron" I thought
> > Could this be used with a script running nc to check for incoming mail
> > at those "3 minute intervals"???
> > or pass data out on defined ports at regular intervals.......
> > and just how big would this script have to be???:)
> >
> The hacker!
> This should work:
> -------------------------------------------
> */10 * * * * root fetchmail
> --------------------------------------------
> if you "setup pop3".
> If you wish to fetch a web page as regular basis, try that
> */10 * * * * root echo "GET /index.htm" | nc 80 > /tmp/z.html
> If you wish to annoy somebody as regular basis, try that
> */10 * * * * root echo "hello" | sendmail
> Unfortunately, Vixie Cron assume a continously running machine and
> is'nt very useful to use week and month field
> In Linux there is another crond daemon: "anacron", the anac(h)ronistic
> scheduler. anacron work on daily basis, weaking up when the machine boot.
> Michele
> --
> I'd like to conclude with a positive statement, but I can't
> remember any. Would two negative ones do? -- Woody Allen
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