[arch-dev-public] Cron Plan

Paul Mattal paul at mattal.com
Wed Jan 6 13:07:25 EST 2010

On 01/06/2010 12:59 PM, Thomas Bächler wrote:
> Am 06.01.2010 07:09, schrieb Paul Mattal:
>>   * supports anacron-type behaviors
> Can you elaborate on that? All I want is that a "missed"
> daily/weekly/monthly cron job is executed after boot on a machine that's
> not always-on. That's why I use fcron, nothing more. Will that be
> possible with the new dcron?

Based on Jim's description in his list of "highlights" on the new 
homepage, it does this:

* accepts @daily, @reboot, etc. options in crontabs; @daily jobs 
don't require the machine to be running at any specific time

Sounds like it also does some more sophisticated variants on this, 
if you only want it run in a particular window, for example:


- P

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