How would i write a simple cron job to email myself a message at a certain time? Also is it possible to create a cron job without root access. I'm trying to use my school's server?
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Check if your name appears in the file /etc/cron.allow
If your name is not listed in /etc/cron.allow, you can use crontab if not listed in /etc/cron.deny. If neither file exists, unfortunately only the root user can use crontab.
You can put a job in crotab with
Create a simple like the sample bellow to send you the mail:
Any cheapest hosted solution will give you a cron job manager, even if you do not have a root access.
If not a cron, you can always do a simple script that wakes after certain time, and email you