From Pine View Farm

Adventures in Linux: Podcasts Working Perfectly 2

The cron job (for “cron,” read “chronometer, as in ‘timepiece'”) is working like a charm.

So much so that I’ve edited the line in crontab to read

0 4 * * * podracer > /dev/null

The “/dev/null” means that the emails that cron sends me about the cron job will be sent right to the bit bucket.

(That’s right, under Linux, programs can actually send you emails to tell you how they are doing and what, if anything, is going wrong, so you can, like, actually shoot the trouble. Unlike Certain Other Operating Systems.)

Geez oh man, Slackware just rocks.



  1. Opie

    October 16, 2007 at 8:13 pm

    The release candidate for Ubuntu 7.10 does not like my Nvidia card. :'(

  2. Frank

    November 1, 2007 at 6:42 pm