Definition of cron in English:

cron

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noun

[usually as modifier] Computing
A command to an operating system or server for a job that is to be executed at a specified time: a cron job
More example sentences
  • All we need to do is run the client script on the testing servers as a cron job.
  • On-line updating can now be set up as a cron job to reach out to the server of your choice at the time of your choosing, check for available updates and download and install them without user interaction.
  • A cron job automation example to handle this is explained later in this article.

Origin

1990s: from chronological.

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