Subject: Re: daemons starting.
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Matthias Scheler <email@example.com>
Date: 09/14/1999 22:07:04
In article <Pine.LNX.3.95.990914234601.17041Afirstname.lastname@example.org>,
Reinoud Koornstra <Reinoud.Koornstra@ibbnet.nl> writes:
> starting daemons : update cron
> What are those daemons and what are they good for?
"man cron" and "man update" will give you a detailed introduction.
> Can i turn them off without comming into trouble?
Turning off "cron" won't probably cause any harm unless you have something
like a news system running on your machine.
Turning off "update" can cause massive data loss. Unless you want to save
battery power on a notebook you should better leave it turned on.
Matthias Scheler http://www.sighardstrasse.de/~tron/