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31 Re: weird question on Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:57 am

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wprager wrote:
shabbs wrote:
wprager wrote:As for "cronjob" it refers to a background task (job) scheduled in a cron table and run by the cron daemon in a unix environment. Cron is obviously the (Greek?) prefix meaning time. The command to edit the cron table is, simply, cron.
Actually, "cron" is the daemon that executes the scheduled jobs. To edit the schedule, you use the command "crontab" with the "-e" command line option.

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Sorry, when they promote you to manager you have to submit to a lobotomy. I guess when they were in there they snipped a little too much.

Actually, all I had to do was close my eyes and type the command with my fingers -- I would have instantly remembered it was crontab -e, not cron -e.

At least I spelled daemon correctly, and I didn't mispronounce it as "day-mon" like I've heard some Waterloosers do.

I take personal offense to that!!

...but yes, we in Waterloo pronounce it Day-Mon Tools! (even though I've been using PowerISO for the last while, better support for different image types).

32 Re: weird question on Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:58 am

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wprager wrote:
Acrobat wrote:You are all geeks.
And I say that with pure admiration.

I need to learn Unix....

Here you go, a one-liner lesson in Unix:

unzip; strip; touch; finger; mount; fsck; more; yes; umount; sleep
HA HA! Nicely done...

See... UNIX is fun.

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33 Re: weird question on Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:12 pm

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mattshock wrote:I take personal offense to that!!

...but yes, we in Waterloo pronounce it Day-Mon Tools! (even though I've been using PowerISO for the last while, better support for different image types).

Well, in that case:

Q: How many Waterloo Grads does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Only one, but he gets a full credit for it.

P.S. That's adapted from a McGill Engineering joke

34 Re: weird question on Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:03 pm

mattshock

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I once knew a bunch of those jokes, but that was many beers ago.

WINNIE!!!

35 Re: weird question on Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:23 pm

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WINCH.

36 Re: weird question on Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:08 am

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mattshock wrote:I once knew a bunch of those jokes, but that was many beers ago.

WINNIE!!!

Matt, let me introduce you to a very good friend of mine: Google.

.com, that is.

Ask him anything, for example: "canonical list computer humor"

37 Re: weird question on Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:43 am

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Google is too easy... I think it's stopping kids from actually thinking these days... if they don't know the answer, they just Google for it. I know I've been guilty of that too.

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