[CentOS] crontab and/or anacrontab ?

Timothy Murphy gayleard at eircom.net
Thu Mar 11 16:00:49 UTC 2010

Tony Molloy wrote:

> anacron is for machines that are not up 24x7 so they could miss some of
> the times when "cron jobs" were to be run. So anacron wakes up and checks
> the /etc/anacrontab file. Then it runs any jobs after a certain delay
> period ( not at a fixed time )
> Hope this helps,

Sadly, no.

If "anacron is for machines that are not up 24x7"
then why run it on machines that are up all the time
(which I imagine is most CentOS machines)?

Timothy Murphy  
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