anacron and cron and laptop usage

Derek Broughton news at
Wed Jan 17 16:23:52 UTC 2007

Bill Marcum wrote:
> Look at /etc/cron.d/anacron.  That is supposed to ensure that anacron
> runs even if the computer is not booted once a day.  The problem is that
> anacron might not run if the machine is suspended.  The OP might
> consider replacing anacron with fcron.
Oops.  Forgot I'm using powersaved - it executes anacron on resume (or at
least, it used to - I need to check that that got restored after I made a
fresh Edgy install).

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