Re: (ana)cron & local time changing ?
> What is the supposed behaviour of cron when the local time changes?
> To put it more clearly: let's suppose that on the 28th of March 2 AM
> we have to skip forward an hour due to daylight savings time. What
> should happen to a script that is set up to run at eg. 2:20 AM
> in my crontab file?
> (To tell the truth, I tried it... The script didn't run on my
> system [with kernel 2.2.1, anacron 2.0.1-2]. So my question
> in another form: Is it a bug that this script did not run, or
> is it a feature? :-) )
anacron is not time based. Rather it says "has foo been run in the last x
<time>". So since it ran cron.daily already, it does not force it to re-run.
cron on the other hand should theoretically re-run jobs, but this depends on
how it decides when to run what.
So as a summation, prolly a feature.