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How do I make cron run something every “N”th minute, where n % 5 == 1?

I know that I can have something run every five minutes in cron with a line like: */5 * * * * /my/script What if I don’t want it running at 12:00, 12:05, 12:10, but rather at 12:01, 12:06, 12:11, etc? I guess I can do this: 1,6,11,16,21,26,31,36,41,46,51,56 * * * * /my/script …but that’s […]

Do theoretical computer science topics have “real world” development applications?

By “theoretical computer science topics”, I am referring to things such as regular vs non-regular languages, the pumping lemma, and grammars. I’m familiar with the real world applications of finite automata and regular expressions, but topics such as these other ones are giving me more problems as I’m not seeing any real world applications.