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I've set up a task to happen every friday at noon (with no problems) but I was wondering without having to go through a test if anyone knew what would happen if my computer is off at that particular time. Will it upon computer boot up
1. Ignore task and simply wait until the following friday before doing the task (again if the computer is on)
OR WILL IT
2. Do the task as soon as the computer is switched.
Also will the task be performed no matter who is logged in (ie will a root task be performed while a restricted user is logged in)
cron assumes the PC is on 24/7 and will only run tasks at their scheduled time.
Anacron is a periodic command scheduler and is designed to run those tasks only on day intervals. Anacron is not a full time daemon and does not replace cron. It is designed for those task that need to be run on computers not running 24/7
Tasks will run in the background independent of any user that is logged in.
Cheers, I've looked thorugh the documentation link you sent but I still cant work out how to schedule a command to run weekly with this comand. I was lucky enough to use (kcron I think) a gui based cron and didnt have to worry about comman line.
Could you give me an example of running a weekly command at midnight as root user?