How to setup cron jobs to automate regular tasks on Linux

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Cron is a time-based job that runs in the background at specific intervals or designated times. It allows you to run tasks and scripts automatically, making cron useful for automating maintenance-related tasks. Therefore, it is a very popular server administration tool.

Cron is present in all Linux distributions. However, if it is not installed, you can install it using apt:

Keeping time with DS1302: real-time clock on Arduino

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In the fascinating world of Arduino and microcontrollers, keeping time is key. You might need to build a digital clock, a timer, or something more complex like an automated plant watering system. That's where the DS1302 module steps in. It's a handy little device that can help you keep time accurately in your Arduino projects. In this article, we'll take a closer look at the DS1302 module, understand how it works, and explore its applications.

Estimating articles reading time

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Based on the analysis of 190 studies, the average silent reading rate for adults in English is 238 words per minute for non-fiction and 260 words per minute for fiction. The difference can be predicted by taking into account the length of the words, with longer words in non-fiction than in fiction.

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