Do any scripts run all the time in debian?

Geoff Shang Geoff at
Sat Feb 23 23:43:54 UTC 2008


Sounds like cron is what you need.  Look at the cron(8), crontab(1) and 
crontab(5) man pages.

If you want to use  a personal crontab, you should set the EDITOR 
environment variable with the path to your preferred text editor so it will 
lload it up when you run crontab.  Either run

export EDITOR=emacs

or whatever your prefered editor is, before running crontab, or put the 
command in your .bash_profile:


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