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I have a Linux host which I would like to have a cron job run on. I do not shut down this machine. I always suspend it. I want to run a job once a day and I cannot set it for a particular time since my machine may or may not be running. I would like a cron job the first time a day when my machine comes live and not anymore throughout the day. Is that possible? Please do let me know, Thanks!

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This is handled by anacron, which runs the default cron.daily etc. jobs on Fedora.

If this is a root job, you can either add it to the /etc/cron.daily or to /etc/anacrontab.

  • Just looked it up. Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you very much! – Hououin Kyouma Jul 5 '15 at 20:21

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