anacron and cron and laptop usage

Derek Broughton news at
Tue Jan 16 17:38:43 UTC 2007

Georg Sauthoff wrote:

> Hi,
> I am using (K)ubuntu 6.10 and I have a question about the crond (package
> cron) and the anacron setup.
> I noticed, that anacron gets executed every day at 7.30h by crond (and

I believe you are misreading the crontab.

Mine says:

25 6 * * * root test -x /usr/sbin/anacron||run-parts ...

That says IF you have anacron, DON'T run run-parts (because anacron will do
this for you).

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