anacron - cron-like program that doesn't go by time

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)
Repository Ubuntu Main i386
Package filename anacron_2.3-20ubuntu1_i386.deb
Package name anacron
Package version 2.3
Package release 20ubuntu1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category admin
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 25.23 KB
Installed size 174.00 KB
Anacron (like "anac(h)ronistic") is a periodic command scheduler.  It
executes commands at intervals specified in days.  Unlike cron, it
does not assume that the system is running continuously.  It can
therefore be used to control the execution of daily, weekly, and
monthly jobs (or anything with a period of n days), on systems that
don't run 24 hours a day.  When installed and configured properly,
Anacron will make sure that the commands are run at the specified
intervals as closely as machine uptime permits.
This package is pre-configured to execute the daily jobs of the
Debian system.  You should install this program if your system isn't
powered on 24 hours a day to make sure the maintenance jobs of other
Debian packages are executed each day.


Package Version Architecture Repository
anacron_2.3-20ubuntu1_amd64.deb 2.3 amd64 Ubuntu Main
anacron - - -


Name Value
debianutils >= 1.7
file-rc >= 0.8.16
init-system-helpers >= 1.13~
libc6 >= 2.7
lsb-base >= 3.0-10
sysv-rc >= 2.88dsf-24


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Type URL
Binary Package anacron_2.3-20ubuntu1_i386.deb
Source Package anacron

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install anacron deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install anacron



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