Originally posted by alienDog
Slackware doesn't include anacron (like some other distributions do), so if you power down your machine for the night, make sure that your cronjobs are set to run when the machine is actually switched on.
Well, I did some reading on crontab (man crontab) and found the -l switch. As root
showed a nicely laid out schedule for hourly, daily, weekly, and monthly tasks. As user, no such schedule showed up. After googling on 'crontab howto', I found this page:
which explains the various entries I saw when I did 'crontab -l' as root. An easier explanation than that found when doing a 'man crontab'. After using 'crontab -e' as user, I was able to create the proper cron file for my own account.
I also noted earlier, after looking for various cron files with
that KDE has a kcron I could have used, but after loading that app I quickly noticed that I would never learn a thing about crontab that way, so ditched it early.