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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 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 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)>.