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December 4, 2007

Difference between cron and anacron

Filed under: Linux Tips & Tricks — Kunal Jain @ 14:04

anacron can only run task once a day, (or weekly or monthly). In contrast, cron allows taks to run as often as every minute (but if your system goes down then does not gurantee the execution of cron job) while anacron will remember the job(if system is down) and execute it when system is up.

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