Cron, anacron or atd??

Mateusz Drożdżyński m.drozdzynski at
Sat Mar 11 08:10:34 UTC 2006

> I think these do same job. Which of these can I disable?

Not really. cron executes jobs periodically, but it assumes that your
PC is running 24-7. anacron is used to control jobs that are usually
controlled by cron and makes sure they're executed even after
specified time.
On the contrary, atd is used to run jobs queued by at.

Mateusz Drożdżyński

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