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Which tasks in “Scheduled Tasks” (gnome-schedule) use anacron versus cron?

I am trying to run a command once a day, but my machine is not always on. anacron says it's meant for such purposes, but I prefer to use the Gnome Scheduled Tasks GUI program. If I schedule a task to ...
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Understanding the at-command to schedule another command

I use cron to schedule things in Linux, but recently I discovered the "at" command. sudo apt-get install at I don't understand the scope from which this command operates: How would you schedule a ...
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Backup regimen - is this plan any good?

I have a desktop that has some valuable personal and financial records, photos, etc. I installed a second drive formatted ext3 called 'internalbackup'. I've been using a variety of backup programs, ...
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How to run a command within a time duration per min/sec?

I want to run a command/shell script say script.sh from 1AM to 2AM per minute. After observing that crontab can't work it out 'per sec' I had to go with 'per min'. Basically, My server.sh file takes ...
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How to start and stop a task using at command?

I want to start download using aria2c everyday at 02:00 am and stop it at 08:00 am. I know I should use at 02:00 at>aria2c .... I don't know how to tell 'at' to stop it! Actually aria2c stops ...
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crontab not working as expected

I'm using ubuntu 12.04 and I want to execute a script every 5 hours . I setup cron with crontab -e and putted * */5 * * * sh /home/cron_script.sh The script is executed every minute. Thanks.
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Why does Ubuntu Server run both cron and atd?

From the man pages it appears both do basically the same thing, why have both running on the system at the same time? From the wording in the man pages it looks like cron will repeatedly run programs ...
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Is wake up from standby possible via script or schedule? [duplicate]

Is it possible to cause Ubuntu to resume from standby or sleep mode to run a scheduled task like at job/crontab? (hibernation seems to be ruled out in another question) Can a script be written that: ...
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at job facility for anacron?

Is there a tool for Ubuntu to schedule jobs similar to at but for anacron instead if plain cron? Eg. echo "rm -Rf /tmp/workdata.$$.*" | at now + 99 minutes It doesn't have to be via anacron, just ...
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Why would logwatch (with cron) on stop e-mailing me daily reports?

I have logwatch configured with cron to e-mail me a daily report from my ubuntu server. Occasionally, something happens like the power goes out (which is what just happened actually) or the system ...
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Is it possible to schedule the downloads required to upgrade?

I'd like to upgrade from 10.10 to 11.04 but my ISP has a data-cap, limiting the amount I can download. Thankfully, traffic between 2am and 8am doesn't count towards this cap, but I'm seldom awake at ...
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How to automatically visit a website in the background after Ubuntu booted?

I wanted to know how to automatically visit a website in the background when Ubuntu loads. As far as I know w3m is for visiting web site from the console. That is why I am writing following command in ...
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Does gnome-schedule run things on startup if the run time is missed?

I have a script that I would like to run daily. I set it up in gnome-schedule to run every day at 00:00, and I'm wondering whether it will run on startup if my computer was not turned on at 00:00. If ...