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2.2 Vixie

You have an executable my-program in your home directory, which you want to run every hour. Create a file job.vixie in directory ~/.cron with the following contents

0 * * * * my-program

then run the command mcron.

Alternatively (full compatibility with Vixie cron), set your environment variable EDITOR to your favorite editor, run crontab -e, put the above line into the edit buffer, save and exit. For this to work the cron daemon must be already running on your system, as root.