Re: cron and at - how to shcedule and run jobs on a machine that only boots occasionally?

CptDondo <yan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

I have an old server that gets woken up at midnight, updates its
mirror, and shuts down.

I would like for it to run different jobs based on the day of week,
day of month, etc.

Normally I use cron, but cron assumes it will always be running.

There is a cron replacement called anacron that does what you want.

If your Linux distribution does not include it, you should be able to
download it from sourceforge and build it on your old server.

Chris Jewell chrisj@xxxxxxxxxx PO Box 1396 Gualala CA USA 95445-1396