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       /etc/anacrontab - configuration file for anacron


       The  file  /etc/anacrontab describes the jobs controlled by anacron(8).
       Its lines can be of three kinds:   job-description  lines,  environment
       assignments, or empty lines.

       Job-description lines are of one of these two forms:

          period  delay  job-identifier  command

          @period_name delay job-identify command

       The  period  is  specified  in  days,  the  delay in minutes.  The job-
       identifier can contain any non-blank character, except slashes.  It  is
       used  to  identify the job in Anacron messages, and as the name for the
       job’s timestamp file.  The command can be any shell command. The fields
       can  be seperated by blank spaces or tabs.  The period_name can only be
       set to monthly at the present time. This will ensure jobs are only  run
       once  a  month,  no  matter  the  number  of days in this month, or the
       previous month.

       Environment assignment lines are of the form:

          VAR = VALUE

       Spaces around VAR are removed.  No  spaces  around  VALUE  are  allowed
       (unless  you  want them to be part of the value).  The assignment takes
       effect from the next line to the end  of  the  file,  or  to  the  next
       assignment of the same variable.

       Empty  lines  are either blank lines, line containing white-space only,
       or lines with white-space followed by a ’#’ followed  by  an  arbitrary

       You can continue a line onto the next line by ending it with a ’\’.



       The Anacron README file.


       Itai Tzur <>

       Currently          maintained          by          Pascal         Hakim