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Cron is a job scheduler that allows users to run commands periodically.

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Arch Linux's built-in timing system is systemd/Timers. The Arch Wiki lists several pros and cons for using it as a cron replacement. I would add another pro: no cron implementation needs to be … installed. Overall, I'd recommend using a cronjob for simplicity's sake, but this is a solution that should (in theory) work on any Arch installs; the cron implementation irrelevant. An implementation in …
answered Oct 12 '17 by chraffx
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The best solution for this is likely to add a line to your crontab. Accessing the crontab file may differ between implementations of cron, so I've provided commands for the two cron implementations … in the official Arch repos. If you want a solution that does not require a specific cron implementation, I've written another answer that uses systemd/Timers instead. crontab -e or variants of it use …
answered Oct 12 '17 by chraffx