Re: Executing a Script every hour
Thank god it's not all that obvious (as this thread implies), because when I
first started to look at the cron and andcron man pages, I didn't really know
where to start.
I've set up a crontab entry in /etc/cron.d for my script, which I guess it the
right way to go. I didn't use Kcron, which I didn't know about when I
On Friday 03 October 2003 04:22, Bijan Soleymani wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 03, 2003 at 01:04:04AM +0100, Pigeon wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 01, 2003 at 07:55:30PM -0700, Paul Johnson wrote:
> > > On Wed, Oct 01, 2003 at 12:15:19PM -0400, Derrick 'dman' Hudson wrote:
> > > > anacron.
> > > >
> > > > cron and anacron solve similar problems but with a different approach
> > > > based on different requirements. The two are not mutually exclusive.
> > >
> > > Ah. Well, that's for stuff that has to be run even when the machine's
> > > down.
> > I'd love to be able to run stuff when my machine's down. :-) What did
> > you actually mean?
> I don't know what he meant but the way I understand it, cron runs stuff
> at a specified time. For example you could set up logrotation to happen
> on tuesdays at 11:05 PM. Except what happens if the user turns off the
> machine at 10 oclock each night. Then the logs never get rotated. With
> anacron you say the logrotation should occur every X hours/days/etc the
> computer is on.
> P.S. I'm really not sure about this, I've never used anachron directly,
> though I have used cron a good deal.
Dr.-Ing. Christof Hurschler