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Re: Please participate in popularity-contest

> > 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?

Note that by running only cron.{daily,weekly,monthly}, anacron is
not forced to parse crontabs, worry about permissions, change users,
etc. etc. etc. All it has to do is run scripts.It's not a bug, it's a
significant design choice.

Perhaps popcon should create an @boot job as well as daily. The @boot
job could check "have I run yet today", and then DTRT.


Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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