anacron and cron and laptop usage
ben at cvrse.com
Tue Jan 16 23:30:22 UTC 2007
* Georg Sauthoff wrote:
> On 2007-01-15, Bill Marcum <marcumbill at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> > You can change 7.30 to whatever time is convenient for you. You might
> sure - my point is just: no fixed time suites everyone - but a
> distribution should provide defaults that make sense to as many
> people as possible.
> > even set the BIOS to wake up at that time. It shouldn't hurt to run
> > anacron more than once per day. There is probably some simple way to
> Yes, it doesn't hurt - but I don't like that 'polling' approach.
> > make anacron run on resume, perhaps by a script in /etc/acpi/resume.d.
> > Note that the cron.daily tasks tend to take a lot of cpu time.
> Or one could use a cron daemon, where you are able to specify execution
> times like '7.30h or first time after that, but only once a day'. If the
> daemon uses sleep(3) this behaviour should be trivial to implement.
this already exists anacron and what it was specifically designed for,
have you read 'man anacron'?
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