Apr 10, 2000, 8:50 AM
Post #2 of 3
You can accomplish this easily by creating a program and invoking it using cron.
Cron is a daemon that is similar to an reminder program. Just as you'd set a reminder to let you know about a recurring appointment in every Tuesday at 4pm, cron continually runs in the background of your operating system, checking your list of "to-do" list for dates and times to do something.
So cron would be ideally suited for your needs.
A short tutorial on cron is at http://tlc.perlarchive.com/0001/04.shtml