Anacron - when it's triggered
On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 1:10 PM, James Michael Fultz <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> In other words, the hardy crontab entry of
>> * *25 18 * * ** * * * root * *test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || ( cd / && run-parts
>> --report /etc/cron.daily )
>> says "if anacron is installed, let it deal with cron.daily, otherwise
>> run at 6.25pm"
>> and anacron will only check on bootup or resume from suspend if it
>> should be running cron.daily,
>> So, if the machine never sleeps or reboots, cron.daily never runs.
> It would seem so until you look at '/etc/cron.d/anacron' and see that it
> schedules daily invocation of anacron.
Aha! Missed that one! Thank you - the missing piece of the puzzle.
>> I'm thinking of removing the test for anacron from crontab so I get
>> consistant run times when possible, and anacron just catches the
>> missed runs (because the machine was off etc)
> Doesn't hurt anything either way. *Myself, I would just leave it as it
I would leave it as is, but the entry in /etc/cron/d is set to 7.30am,
which is a horrible time for my purposes.
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