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[19 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
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If you work with Unix systems, you may come across some strange commands such as numbers with greater than sign and ampersand. To the untrained viewer, these commands may appear gibberish, but in reality they do mean something meaningful. Their compactness brings about the elegance and beauty of Unix.
When I first saw the command such as the following in a crontab file, I was confused. I did not know what to make of it. Documentation for this command was very limited and required a lot of digging around to uncover what …