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Re: Please participate in popularity-contest

On Tue, 26 Jul 2005, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Mon, 25 Jul 2005 19:50:34 +0200, Goswin von Brederlow
> <brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> wrote:
> >Pascal Hakim <pasc@redellipse.net> writes:
> >> The main 'disadvantage' of anacron, is that it's set up by default to
> >> only run /etc/cron.{daily,weekly,monthly}. It won't take care of running
> >> normal cron jobs that would have been scheduled to run otherwise, and
> >> didn't run because the computer wasn't on.
> >
> >Will you report a bug or shall I?
> How can anacron decide whether it is ok to run a hourly cron job once
> or n times, or whether a cron job is only meaningful if it is run at
> the right time and does more harm being run at the wrong time than
> being missed altogether?

fcron can, but it does not have enough functionality to *replace* cron yet.

I just ask that people don't bother filing a bug, and code it and send me
(and upstream) a patch, instead.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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