a.k.a. cron job
A Unix command for scheduling computer-related jobs to be executed sometime in the future. A cron is normally used to schedule a job that is executed periodically, for example, the NetLingo Word of the Day Email is set up as a cron job to be sent out every morning. It is also a daemon process, meaning that it runs continuously, waiting for specific events to occur.
NetLingo Classification: Net Programming
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