Cron, anacron or atd??

Matthew R. Dempsky mrd at
Sat Mar 11 08:08:23 UTC 2006

On Sat, Mar 11, 2006 at 08:51:27AM +0100, Luca Manganelli wrote:
> Hi, if I go to System->Administration->Services, there are these
> services enabled:
>  - CRON
>  - ATD
> I think these do same job. Which of these can I disable?

They do similar jobs, but not identical.  atd is for one-shot jobs 
scheduled with at(1), cron is for repeated jobs scheduled at specific 
times, and anacron is for repeated jobs scheduled with rough intervals 
(e.g. once a day).

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