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Authored by: sardu_mac on Jan 24, '03 04:54:18AM

> Whats the difference between at, batch, and anacron?

'at' is a command queue system for running commands 'at' a specific time.

'batch' is also a command queue but the commands you submit to batch run when the system load is below a certain level rather than at a specified time.

'anacron' is for repeating tasks, similar to the traditional cron daemon on UNIX systems, however anacron doesn't assume your machine is up 24/7 and allows you to segregate anacron jobs into daily/weekly/monthly groups. If your anacron was installed via Fink you can see it's "tab file" using 'cat /sw/etc/anacrontab'.

Pop open Terminal and breeze through the manpages (ie. 'man anacrontab') for more info.



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