Re: Anacron schedule
On Mon, Mar 05, 2001 at 11:10:56PM +0000, Pollywog wrote:
> On Mon, 5 Mar 2001 15:58:10 -0600, Judith Elaine Bush said:
> > On Mon, Mar 05, 2001 at 09:12:33PM +0100, Erdmut Pfeifer wrote:
> > >
> > > as there is /etc/crontab for cron, there is a /etc/anacrontab for anacron.
> > Indeed. Except the /etc/anacron specifies frequency (how many days
> > apart should something be done) and delay (how long after anacron is
> > invoked shoud something be done). The /etc/anachron file does *not*
> > run anacron just after 7 am every morning.
> > > The suggested "test -x ..." lines in crontab are just to disable those
> > > entries temporarily while anacron is installed. This way, if you decide
> > So, /etc/crontab is NOT where anacron is invoked. Somehow anacron is
> > invoked around 7 am each day. If it's not in /etc/crontab, where is
> > it?
> see 'man anacrontab' for details
>From the man page:
The file /etc/anacrontab describes the jobs controlled by
anacron(8). Its lines can be of three kinds: job-
description lines, environment assignments, or empty
Job-description lines are of the form:
period delay job-identifier command
So, anacrontab does NOT schedule the running of anacron. I repeat,
somehow anacron is invoked around 7 am each day. If it's not in
/etc/crontab, where is it?