Update your system every day at the lunch time (12:00)

(crontab -e) 00 12 * * * apt-get update (/etc/init.d/cron restart)

2009-10-29 12:45:26

What Others Think

That'll update the package list on a debian/ubuntu system, but won't actually update the installed packages; you need 'apt-get safe-upgrade' or 'apt-get dist-upgrade' for that. Also, you don't need to restart cron after editing your crontab file; cron notices automagically.
minnmass · 637 weeks and 3 days ago
always use an absolute path in a crontab
nanard06 · 637 weeks and 3 days ago

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