Hello everyone. I have limited experience at programming,have been using c and java for a few years. However i am a long time windows user. I recently got a serious assignment for university. I picked programming topic assuming it would be something i would know something about, however the topic was "task scheduling in linux". I am supposed to look into the way linux schedules services and tasks, and "tweek" with it a little bit. I have absolutely no idea where to start, and i don't know (due to my windows-only experience) how to dive in linux's open source goodies. If anyone could provide me with a few information on how to start, where to begin studying etc,it would be much appreciated.
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Cron is the utility that schedules and runs tasks in almost all Linux distros.
crontab -l will list out current items.
crontab -e lets you edit your cron jobs.
There's really not much to improve. Cron is rock solid. Maybe a GUI for the interface would be a good project.
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