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Using Cron for scheduling tasks
30 June 2017 | Updated 11 July 2017
Cron is an Unix-like operating system software utility used to schedule automatic time-based commands. Entered commands can be in the form of Bash or Bash scripts that are meant to be automatically executed periodically at fixed times, dates or intervals.
Sending alert emails from a Raspberry Pi for home automation projects
13 February 2016 | Updated 30 June 2017
On the Raspberry Pi, alert messages can be sent using various communication mediums (e.g. emails, SMSs and Twitter). Various APIs and collected data from sensors can be the source for alert emails. This post shows how to send emails with a Raspberry Pi using terminal commands. Alert emails can also be configured to be sent by Cron.
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