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Re: need help on cron commands.
Quoting the thief, neal hamilton (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> "Quite interesting. Just out of curiosity but .. *WHY* on earth would
> you want to do that ?"
> I was waiting for somebody to ask why..why! :)
> Basically I am training on some commercial s/f for certification, and it
> only has 10 days for the eval period....reseting the date keeps the s/f
> from setting of the time bomb and ending the eval period. Like I said
> its just a home lab server that I am using for training so it not a
> production box.
"Hi, I've agreed to licenses for this software that state that,
yes, I'm playing by the rules that you laid out and may try
this for 10 days. But mostly I just want to steal it. I
expect things for free, even if the person providing it doesn't
offer it like that and, as an Open Source User, I have the
right to use things for free. While I hope that successful
certification will help my income, I *don't* believe that they
should have any of that."
And you can't even do it without help to get past ignorance
of basic debugging of cron (ie run the command on the command line)
This isn't an implicit social contract; this is an explicit
legal contract. If you want to use and gain from commercial
software, then you don't have the right, morally or legally,
to rewrite the rules that they use to offer it to you.
Open Source is offered for free. Do with it what you will.
Commercial software is not.
Can I walk into your place of business and take things because
I feel I have a right to them? My main motorcycle is acting
up, should I go down to the shop and take stuff cause I need
it now and can't really afford to blow the money on it?
> From: Paul de Weerd [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Monday, June 10, 2002 6:37 PM
> On Mon, Jun 10, 2002 at 05:54:47PM -0500, neal hamilton wrote:
> | I still cannot get it to work. The above is just a test but my goal is
> | to have a cron job reset the date every sun @ say maybe 12:00:am.
> Quite interesting. Just out of curiosity but .. *WHY* on earth would
> you want to do that ?