ANACRONTAB(5)                                          Anacron Users' Manual                                          ANACRONTAB(5)

       /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 separated 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 previ‐
       ous 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  as‐
       signment 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 comment.

       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 <pasc@(|>.

Pascal Hakim                                                 2004-07-11                                               ANACRONTAB(5)