The program we are discussing today is cron, a lightweight Linux daemon which is responsible for launching commands at user-defined intervals. It is often confused with “crontab”, which in reality is nothing but its configuration file, containing the commands to launch and the time intervals. Someone will remember crontab (we used to tutorial on “time lapse” to take pictures in automatic). In today's article we see an overview of working with cron, accompanied by examples of use, and modify the crontab file. (more…)
Recently I was asked how he could do to organize a stream webcam that may control the Weather Conditions of a given area. The images of the stream must then be placed on a dedicated page of a site. Unfortunately, (or fortunately) I had to run into a big problem that at first seemed insurmountable: la webcam is locally attached, the server that hosts the site è remote.
This small detail was going to make me give up, when I remembered the existence of “Curlftpfs” (where there we have already discussed) to mount the remote FTP seen by the system as if it were a local. A real godsend. (more…)