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Re: systemd+anacron breaks cron jobs

Cindy-Sue Causey <butterflybytes@gmail.com> writes:

> On 12/5/18, Kamil Jońca <kjonca@poczta.onet.pl> wrote:
>> Michael Biebl <biebl@debian.org> writes:
>>> My general remark that anacron is typically not needed anymore, still
>>> stands though (even if it doesn't apply for your specific use case).
>> What is other tool to make USER automated, cyclic tasks?
> I learned of "apt-cache search" a LONG time ago. One of my Top 5 tools
> I use A LOT every week. What I did this time was first run "apt-cache
> show anacron" because that was in the subject line. That shared
> "command scheduler" as an early part of the description so I ran with
> that keyword phrase:
> +++ BEGIN OUTPUT +++
> $ apt-cache search command scheduler
> anacron - cron-like program that doesn't go by time
> kalarm - alarm message, command and email scheduler
> libnet-openssh-parallel-perl - run SSH jobs in parallel
> python-axiom - Python object database
> task-spooler - personal job scheduler
> +++ END OUTPUT +++
> Not much but does serve as an example. Kalarm... I think I tried that

Ekhem. kalarm is kde dependent. Whole discussion is about tool which do
not depend on user login ...
The rest of result  is not worth comenting on ...

Yes, I did not search extensively. When (ana)cron exist and they fill my
needs, why should I waste my time?
Recently systemd aggressively try to take more and more jobs, but it is
not quite ready for one-to-one replacement of those[1].


[1] I am quite happy using systemd as init replacement, but why these folks
want to put there timer, dhcp-client and so on? 
Normal times may possibly be over forever.

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