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  Learning the Mac OS X Terminal: Part 1
Subject:   anacron?
Date:   2001-12-21 11:02:57
From:   jope
Response to: anacron?

Okay, I kinda munged the original question (and nobody's responding) so let me rephrase:


Rather than try to guess at a specific time when your machine is likely to be running, so that your cron jobs get run, there's a more robust alternative: anacron (http://anacron.sf.net) will make sure jobs get run at some point during the day. It's standard-issue for laptop users, of which Mac OS X has many. A quick search on both Google and Apple Support turned up only one stray comment in a review.


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