To help troubleshoot a few servers, I have edited the delay time in
Do I need to restart anything for these changes to be applied?
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In CentOS/RHEL, anacrontab is run from cron... so you don't need to do anything.
anacroncommand executes jobs defined in
01 * * * * root run-parts /etc/cron.hourly
A little difficult to follow, but yeah...
No. anacron isn't a separate daemon that runs continuously. It's started periodically, say daily, by a cron job, does its work, then exits. For example, on my Ubuntu host, /etc/cron.d/anacron contains
30 7 * * * root start -q anacron || :
So each time anacron runs, it starts up and rereads its configuration files. So your changes will take effect the next time anacron runs.