That helps out a ton....I'm just not sure how
I won't disagree that the /etc/crontab is where you change the time of day that the commands are run...I just don't know how to change them. Here's what I get when I "$ cat /etc/crontab"
01 * * * * root run-parts /etc/cron.hourly
02 4 * * * root run-parts /etc/cron.daily
22 4 * * 0 root run-parts /etc/cron.weekly
42 4 1 * * root run-parts /etc/cron.monthly
I found lots of fun things in the /etc/cron* folders, now to just translate them into english, and get them to do what I want....
So how do I get the cron.daily folder to be run at 2 am, and not 4 am? I don't need to separate any of the files away from the others, just moving them all will be fine with me.
Oh, and updateb and slocate are related. "$ man updatedb" says "updatedb - update the sloacate database"
"$ cat /etc/cron.daily/slocate.cron" gives me this:
renice +19 -p $$ >/dev/null 2>&1
All I get out of this is that updatedb is being run with it's updatedb.conf file, and has been renice'd to (and I get sketchy here) make sure it gets precidence over all other programs running (which is why it eats up my resources.) Right?
Anything to help me change the time it runs, or understand more about cron and anacron and how they work would be very appreciated.
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