Combine cron with shutdown?
I'm considering adding the following bash alias to my bash profile to run at the end of a day's work on my HD Knoppix-powered dell laptop:
alias endday='daily; sleep 30; shutdown -h +3'
where 'daily' is actually another alias to run daily cron (I haven't bothered with setting up anacron.)
Question: if I do this, can I be sure that the daily cron will be completely run prior to the system running 'sleep 30 or 'shutdown'? ie do commands run like this run purely sequentially? I want to be sure the system won't begin a shutdown or save its user lockout file during the shutdown if cron is still running.