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Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Re: Why does fedora 4 shutdown at 4:00 am every night?

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  • Herman
    ... Cron schedules things according to the local time zone. Time is tracked in the HW clock as GMT usually, but as a user, you don t see that. The daemon
    Message 1 of 13 , Aug 28, 2005
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      >>Now this brings up an interesting question: if cron is set to run at 4 AM
      >>(is that local or GMT?), just how many people have ever run it at all?
      >>I know my machines are on at that hour only rarely, thanks to insommnia
      >>or jet lag.
      >>
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      > Consider installing anacron.
      >

      Cron schedules things according to the local time zone. Time is tracked
      in the HW clock as GMT usually, but as a user, you don't see that.

      The daemon anacron will schedule tasks that were missed by cron due to
      the system being powered down.

      Cheers,

      H.
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