Linode default CentOS 6.5 64bit deployment does not include Crontab or Cron Job. Here is a reference for the people like me.

Install the package and dependencies

#yum install vixie-cron

Enable the package on boot and start

# /sbin/chkconfig crond on
# /etc/init.d/crond start

crontab command option:

crontab: usage error: unrecognized option
usage:  crontab [-u user] file
crontab [-u user] [ -e | -l | -r ]
(default operation is replace, per 1003.2)
-e      (edit user’s crontab)
-l      (list user’s crontab)
-r      (delete user’s crontab)
-i      (prompt before deleting user’s crontab)
-s      (selinux context)

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