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launchd does not compensate skipped jobs
Authored by: wallybear on Dec 19, '07 01:17:44PM
No, launchd in 10.4 could be designed to compensate for Macs not on overnight when the /etc/*.local and cron jobs usually take place on *nix boxes, but I verified this is not the case.
I use PseudoAnacron (donationware) to automatically perform skipped daily/weekly/monthly cron jobs, and when I read about this 10.4 feature I removed the utility, only to discover that the task are not performed (like happened in Panther) if your Mac is asleep overnight. One month without PseudoAnacron resulted in one month of skipped daily, weekly and monthly cron jobs (and no, PseudoAnacron does not modify anything in the system that could prevent 10.4 to do the jobs). This still happens with 10.4.11.


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