Re: Cron and Anacron for newbies (noffle also) Solved (for me at least)
From: Scotty Fitzgerald (sfitz007_at_bestweb.net)
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 22:52:50 -0500 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scotty Fitzgerald wrote:
> I was wondering if anybody could point me to a faq for cron and anacron?
> Reason I ask is because I am getting into noffle and the doc says to run
> expire every day. I noticed just such a command on a directory called
> So I also, (in addition to the faq) would like to know,
> 1) how do I verify that one of the jobs in /etc/cron.daily/ ran to
> successful completion
> 2) How can I migrate the running of these jobs to anacron, as my personal
> computer is not a 24/7 uptime system.
> Thanks for any and all responses!
Thank you, David, Paul, Sam, Hugo and Maurits!
I now know it is working right. I dug the documentation a
little, and found a more eloquent way to verify that anacron
I found that the anacrontab file uses run-parts with a setting
of "--reports", I read the doc for run-parts and reset this to
"--verbose" and got this in my local email
Anacron job 'cron.dailyjob'
From: root@rucyber-punk (Anacron)
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 15:01:40 -0500
run-parts: executing /etc/cron.daily/0anacron
run-parts: executing /etc/cron.daily/calendar
run-parts: executing /etc/cron.daily/exim
run-parts: executing /etc/cron.daily/find
run-parts: executing /etc/cron.daily/logrotate
run-parts: executing /etc/cron.daily/man-db
run-parts: executing /etc/cron.daily/modutils
run-parts: executing /etc/cron.daily/netkit-inetd
run-parts: executing /etc/cron.daily/noffle
run-parts: executing /etc/cron.daily/standard
run-parts: executing /etc/cron.daily/sysklogd
run-parts: executing /etc/cron.daily/wwwoffle
and now know it is working!
But, I will still read the faq at ursine.dyndns.org!
Thanks for the help!
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