hpr3398 :: Anacron
Put down that crontab and get started with anacron
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$ mkdir -p ~/.local/etc/cron.daily ~/.var/spool/anacron
Create a file called
$ touch /.local/etc/anacrontab
Set it up to trigger scripts in your
SHELL=/bin/sh PATH=/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin 1 0 cron.daily run-parts $HOME/.local/etc/cron.daily/
Validate your anacrontab:
$ anacron -T -t ~/.local/etc/anacrontab -S ~/.var/spool/anacron
Start anacron in a file that gets triggered at login, such as
anacron -t $HOME/.local/etc/anacrontab -S $HOME/.var/spool/anacron
Now that everything is set up, just put scripts you want to run regularly in
cron.daily, and make them executable.
You can set up a weekly directory, too. Just set the time interval in your anacrontab to:
SHELL=/bin/sh PATH=/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin 7 0 cron.weekly run-parts $HOME/.local/etc/cron.weekly/