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Summary: Cron doesn’t run files with dots or underscores in them; remove that .sh!

Did you put your file in /etc/cron.daily or /etc/cron.weekly and it doesn’t run? Does cron just skip right over your file? Check that you don’t have a period or underscore in your filename. I’m talking about the .sh or .py you always ...

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The Old Blog

I started blogging with a plain HTML file. I would simply append new entries to the top. The motivation was to have a place to record technical solutions that I repeatedly had to look up. The setup was functional, but didn’t look very sophisticated. It stopped being practical when I wanted to categorize ...

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