[arch-general] Comment on: Use systemd timers instead of /etc/cron.{hourly, daily, weekly, monthly}?

Ismael Bouya ismael.bouya at normalesup.org
Wed May 7 01:15:33 EDT 2014

(Tue, May 06, 2014 at 04:28:48PM -0400) Daniel Micay :
> On 06/05/14 04:13 PM, Leonid Isaev wrote:
> >
> > After re-reading the documentation I have to take this back, systemd timers
> > seem to implement all features provided by cronie.
> AFAIK, the only notable missing feature is the ability for non-root
> users to run jobs when they're not logged in. This is intentionally left
> out, and it's not hard for an administrator to replicate the feature
> with a timer unit for a specific user allowed to run jobs.

Note that
loginctl enable-linger <user>
launches the systemd of <user> even when he is not there
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