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Re: Executing a Script every hour

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:


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

I'd love to be able to run stuff when my machine's down. :-) What did
you actually mean?

cron runs program at specified times. if machine is down at the specified time the job does not run.

anacron runs jobs with specified frequency, e.g. daily. So if the machine is up at least sometime the job is run...


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