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Put down that crontab and get started with anacron

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$ mkdir -p ~/.local/etc/cron.daily ~/.var/spool/anacron

Create a file called anacrontab:

$ touch /.local/etc/anacrontab

Set it up to trigger scripts in your cron.daily folder:

1  0  cron.daily   run-parts $HOME/.local/etc/cron.daily/

Validate your anacrontab:

$ anacron -T -t ~/.local/etc/anacrontab -S ~/.var/spool/anacron

Start anacron in a file that gets triggered at login, such as ~/.profile:

anacron -t $HOME/.local/etc/anacrontab -S $HOME/.var/spool/anacron


Now that everything is set up, just put scripts you want to run regularly in cron.daily, and make them executable.

You can set up a weekly directory, too. Just set the time interval in your anacrontab to:

7  0  cron.weekly   run-parts $HOME/.local/etc/cron.weekly/


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