ANACRONTAB(5)             (2004-07-11)              ANACRONTAB(5)

     NAME
          /etc/anacrontab - configuration file for anacron

     DESCRIPTION
          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 mes-
          sages, and as the name for the job's timestamp file.  The
          command can be any shell command. The fields can be sepa-
          rated 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 '#' fol-
          lowed by an arbitrary comment.

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

     SEE ALSO
          anacron(8)

          The Anacron README file.

     AUTHOR
          Itai Tzur <itzur@actcom.co.il>

          Currently maintained by Pascal Hakim
          <pasc@(debian.org|redellipse.net)>.

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