|-f||Force execution of the jobs, ignoring the timestamps.|
|-u||Only update the timestamps of the jobs, to the current date, but dont run anything.|
|-s||Serialize execution of jobs. Anacron will not start a new job before the previous one finished.|
|-n||Run jobs now. Ignore the delay specifications in the /usr/local/etc/anacrontab file. This options implies -s.|
|-d||Dont fork to the background. In this mode, Anacron will output informational messages to standard error, as well as to syslog. The output of jobs is mailed as usual.|
|-q||Suppress messages to standard error. Only applicable with -d.|
|Use specified anacrontab, rather than the default|
|-V||Print version information, and exit.|
|-h||Print short usage message, and exit.|
After receiving a SIGUSR1 signal, Anacron waits for running jobs, if any, to finish and then exits. This can be used to stop Anacron cleanly.
Make sure that the time-zone is set correctly before Anacron is started. (The time-zone affects the date). This is usually accomplished by setting the TZ environment variable, or by installing a /usr/lib/zoneinfo/localtime file. See tzset(3) for more information.
/usr/local/etc/anacrontab Contains specifications of jobs. See anacrontab(5) for a complete description. /var/spool/anacron This directory is used by Anacron for storing timestamp files.
anacrontab(5), cron(8), tzset(3)
The Anacron README file.
Anacron never removes timestamp files. Remove unused files manually.
Anacron uses up to two file descriptors for each active job. It may run out of descriptors if there are more than about 125 active jobs (on normal kernels).
Mail comments, suggestions and bug reports to Sean Shaleh Perry <shaleh@(debian.org|valinux.com)>.
Anacron was originally conceived and implemented by Christian Schwarz <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
The current implementation is a complete rewrite by Itai Tzur <email@example.com>.
The code base is currently maintained by Sean Shaleh Perry <shaleh@(debian.org|valinux.com)>.
|Sean 'Shaleh' Perry||ANACRON (8)||2000-06-22|