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The Cron Job in Digitalocean - How it works ?

This article covers how to install and use cron in the Digitalocean platform. In fact, you can now start scheduling jobs in the server.

How to start Cron Service ?                            

Almost all Linux distributions comes with pre installed cron by default. In case if its not installed on your machine, you can install it using following command:

# apt-get install cron	

Now check the status of cron service, it should be running in the background by default, you can start it with start command if its in stopped state:

# service cron start
# service cron status

Once your cron service is fine you can proceed forward and start using it. For more help about its usage you can check its man pages by executing below command:

# man crontab


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