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Date:      Tue, 3 Dec 2013 09:24:10 +0000
From:      Mike Clarke <>
Subject:   Re: System reboots ~3am during daily periodic 450.status-security run
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On Monday 02 Dec 2013 20:40:11 dgmm wrote:

> This does bring to mind something I'd not previously thought of.  Except
> for  the rare times I leave a job running overnight, periodic never
> runs.  I'll have a to make a decision on what to do about that.

Consider sysutils/anacron

Anacron  can be used to execute commands periodically, with a frequency 
specified in days.  Unlike cron(8), it does not assume that the machine is 
running continuously.  Hence, it can be used on machines that aren't running 
24 hours a day, to control daily, weekly, and monthly jobs that are usually 
controlled by cron.

Mike Clarke

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