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anacron, cron helper for boxes that do not run 24/7
Authored by: surf on Feb 12, '05 02:50:28PM

A better way than to guess the time a box will be running is to install anacron. It will check if a cron script has run or if the box was turned off at this time.

It can do this delayed on system startup. Also you can always use "nice" to give the cronjobs a lower priority so they don't trash the system too much.

BTW: The remark about freeware is kind of strange, if you consider the nature of Darwin, Apache, Samba etc.

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