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Authored by: maartensneep on Nov 06, '04 05:36:56PM

Some commands have to be issued by a privileged user, so you couldn't put them in a user crontab. An example of this situation is to have (some) maintenance script run at start-up (like the periodic daily or periodic weekly scripts I pointed at in another comment). Since quite a few computers are off or asleep during the night, most computers have their periodic scripts run at irregular intervals.

I'd love to have further extensions to this, something like: @reboot,weekly (which would mean: at reboot, but at most once a week. This would add an administrative burden through). Alternatively: @reboot,monday (at reboot, but on mondays only).



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