1: Yes, if your host has given you permission to run cron jobs. Some hosts
lock cron to only root or to a specific subset of users. If you have
permission to create them, crontab -e will give you the editor to edit them.
(hint: man crontab.  read it. Now read it again.)

2: man cron,  man crontab,

3: This is one of those, "If you have to ask, you can't afford it"
questions. Technically, no, there is nothing special about a "cron job" cron
is a program that runs other programs or shell scripts at pre-determined
intervals. However, it doesn't bother to check to see if it's a good idea to
run the job or if you are going to eradicate all life on earth by running
this job. cron just runs the job.  If I were you, I'd consult with a
professional or at least a ranking armature before trying to implement a
cron job on any machine you care about.

My $0.02 worth,
* Cal Evans
* Journeyman Programmer
* Techno-Mage
* http://www.calevans.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Edgard Berendsen [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2002 8:11 AM
Subject: [PHP] newbie: cron jobs

I'm new to cron jobs and I need to do one.

1- It's possible to program cron jobs in a remote server where
you can't modify something, for example, a normal web-hosting?

2-Where can I find more informationa about?

3-It's there something special I should know to program one?

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