The schedule tag should be used for questions about scheduling events, like running applications or processes on a planned time.

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how can I limit disk IO per application?

I am in trouble with io bottleneck in my Ubuntu distro. Sometimes some greedy applications freeze my comp because of high io requests, I have to make hard reboot. For example, when I open multiple ...
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How to show co scheduling of processes done in ubuntu OS in a C Program?

I want to know about how can we find it in the system files or originally done c program.Please someone guide me to do this
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Scheduling power off and on of my headless server

I want to schedule power off at 23:30 and power on at 6:30 everyday. Here are some problems: If I run such command sudo rtcwake -m off -l -t $(date +%s -d 'tomorrow 06:30') it switches off the pc ...
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How to lock screen 30 minutes after unlock [duplicate]

I would like my children to only use the computer for 30 minutes, at which time I would like the screen to be locked. At that point, if I choose to unlock the screen again, I would like the screen to ...
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How can I use the notify-send command in combination with the Calcurse calendar?

I use the calendar and scheduling application calcurse. This is a fine command-line program. For example, with calcurse -a you can display the events for the day. How i can send this info to ...
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Is there software to periodically start and close an application?

Exemplary use case: I would like to start Telegram Desktop periodically every 3 hours for 15 minutes, to check for newly incoming messages. After 15 minutes, the application should close again and ...
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CRON: Starting new cycle while the last one is still running?

Example, there is 1 .py script set with CRON to execute every 5 minutes. What if that script takes more than 5 mins to finish? Would that cause the problem? Would .py program broke? Is it possible to ...
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How to schedule emails with varying content?

I recently moved to Ubuntu 14.04 and encounter my first problems. I would like to create a schedule for automatic email transmission. I'm running some queries every morning via cron which are saved as ...
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How to automate these cleanup commands using bash(?) [duplicate]

I wanted to know how to automate these commands: echo "Cleaning Up" && sudo apt-get -f install && sudo apt-get autoremove && sudo apt-get -y autoclean && sudo apt-get ...
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Schedule a Restart for Google Chrome

I am currently working on a project using Ubuntu 14.04 at an airport that allows passengers to view a map of the United States. The map shows a live feed of the flights (both incoming and outgoing). ...
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Is there a way to schedule youtube-dl download?

If that's not possible, should I go by adding a crontab entry? I can't think of anything else I'm kinda newbie.
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Schedule command during shutdown? [duplicate]

How do we execute a command such as it executes everytime one logs out or shutdowns or restarts the machine ? To be more specific, I want the autotrash to be executed at logout, or shutdown or ...
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Schedule parallel commands in terminal [duplicate]

I am using a bash script with multiple executions. How do I run them simultaneously in different tabs ? for example #!/bin/bash ./filename args1 ./filename args2 will make them run one ...
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can you schedule the start and stop time of copying in wget?

Hi there I'm new here in the forum and very new using tools for Linux. Actually I'm tasked to learn about wget. I already know a few though I'm trying to find out if there is a syntax to use to ...
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How to Snapshot and Recover complete Linux system? [closed]

I have a laptop with Ubuntu installed on it and some other private software and files. I want to make a complete image of the current state of my system and than make backups on daily basis of my ...
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CPU Scheduling incredibly slow with large difference between total execution time and actual CPU time - Ubuntu Full-Disk Encryption enabled

Admittedly, I am running on a build that is no younger than five years old at this point and the system is not going to be incredibly fast. However, at the same time, the run-times I am observing are ...
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Crontab on Ubuntu Phone - Scheduling synchronisations

On my Aquaris E4.5 I have successfully configured syncevolution to synchronise my CardDav Contacts and CalDav Calender entries. Now I would like to schedule synchronisations. However, since ...
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How to schedule a script to be run as soon as the system is booted?

My laptop's touchpad doesn't work unless I enter the following commands in the terminal: sudo modprobe -r psmouse sudo modprobe psmouse proto=imps I could do this everytime I log in, but I want to ...
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Suspend Ubuntu after 10 minutes but keep awake for certain period

I would like to have my Ubuntu pc suspend after 10 minutes inactivity but it must switch on and remain on from midnight to 6:05 am. Any suggestions?
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How to run a bash script after 20 sec on Login?

I want to run a bash script like: #!/bin/bash echo 'cpu limit bomi player at 40%' cpulimit -v -e bomi -l 40 Just 20 seconds after Login into my user. Can you please help me to do that? ...
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automate processes based on priority and memory size.

I have written a script to output vmstat etc according to user input and have also written a script for process control based on user input. the process script allows the user to use a series of menu ...
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can't find package crontab-ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to install cron for scheduling and before anyone says duplicate, I have tried the methods of sudo apt-get update and upgrade mentioned and they don't work. When I go to install crontab, ...
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Program, time schedule sounds (mp3, wav)

Im looking for a program which play certain sounds that I add - in the program - on different times. Have googled a lot but haven't found anything. Have a great day!
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What is the format of /proc/[pid]/sched file? What is option avg_per_cpu in it?

I'm wondering if there is some documentation for /proc/[pid]/sched file in linux? this is not present in man proc. I need to understand what are the different field in there and what is avg_per_cpu ...
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Scheduling shutdown in layman's terms

I'm trying to schedule a shutdown for 10:30pm (22:30) each evening. I am fairly new to Ubuntu. In Windows 7, this was an extremely easy task. Apparently in Ubuntu this is a rather complicated task. ...
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Schedule a large download to resume everyday in a specific time-span of the day?

I want to schedule a large download to occur at night, between 12AM and 5AM. Everyday at 12AM wget should automatically pick up where it left the night before, and at 5AM, it should automatically ...
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The kernel use which scheduling algorithm?

I know there are a lot of scheduling algorithm for processor. like FCFS ( first come first served ) Or SJF (short job first) and so on. How to know the kernel using which algorithm ?
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Is it possible to a crontab file containing 1k+ lines of schedules?

I'm planning to create scheduled tasks and I want linux to handle those tasks using crontab. Note: some tasks have different schedules and some are the same [crontab file (schedule.cron)] * * * * * ...
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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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How to schedule an irregular backup script requiring user confirmation

I have a backup script which requires user interaction. I would like to schedule it to run, say, once a week. The constraints are that (1) the computer boots straight into Gnome and is turned off ...
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Does duplicity detect when a Backup Is Already In-Progress?

Any time you schedule a recurring backup, it is always possible for a previously-initiated-backup to run so long that the next scheduled backup gets initiated before the previous backup completes. ...
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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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How is logging of automatic/schedules scans enabled for clam AV?

In this thread it is discussed how to log a scan by ClamAV. However, the suggestions are only for logging one-off scans triggered from command line. My situation is that I'm working in a setting ...
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How to Schedule a Shell Script

i wanted to schedule shell scripts in my ubuntu 12.04. i know "at". but i wanted some thing that would schedule my shell script exactly at 12:00 AM or exactly on the first day of a month repeatedly!
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automatic scan scheduled with clamtk for ubuntu 12.04 does not work

the automatic scanner that i have scheduled with clamtk for ubuntu 12.04 does not work. i have to do the job manually. is there a code i can punch into the console that will fix this problem so that ...
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task scheduler in system settings does not appear

i install KDE's Task Scheduler to be able to access to crontab via GUI . After install , i try to open this soft , however , i cannot find where it is. I follow this DEMO on Youtube , and i note ...
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I cannot find my schedule for system shut down

Long time ago I set a schedule for shutting down the system at a particular time. Now I need to change this time but I cannot find this schedule anywhere. I checked crontab and gnome-schedule Does ...
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Scheduled task with at command (6AM)

im gonna reboot my server 6am every day, if my internet get disconnected and DDOSed. Does anyone have an idea how to do the command "at" at a specific time, and "AM"? Thanks- My computer clock doesnt ...
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Conveniently schedule a command to run later?

What's a simple way to run a command, say, 8 hours from now? I can think of this way: nohup bash -c "sleep 28800 ; ./mycommand.sh" & Is there a more "proper" way?
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Set logon hours for user accounts [duplicate]

I want to stop a user account from logging in after a specified time. I know how to do this on Windows, but I can't seem to find an a way to do this on Linux.
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How do I configure Ubuntu to reboot every day at a given time?

Using the terminal or a bash file, how can I configure Ubuntu to reboot every day at (say for instance) 3 AM? In other words, I want to schedule an automatic reboot through the terminal. I haven't ...
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check-new-release process eating up resources on Ubuntu server 13.04

A small Ubuntu 13.04 virtual machine instance I run in a cloud environment regularly becomes slow/unresponsive because of a proces called check-new-release. Is there any way to disable this process ...
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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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Backup the server [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu as a server with Windows XP clients. There are many files shared via Samba. I need to schedule automatic backup of the files which is shared via samba (that is i need to backup ...
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How do I setup two cron jobs to run every night at 3:00 and 3:10?

I have an ubuntu home server running virtual box. I have virtual server running on that box that I am having problems with. For now I don't have time to troubleshoot the actual issue but I have ...
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How can schedule to run 'deluge BT client' in ubuntu 12.1 using gnome schedule

Since it's a GUI there is bit of complication. Can you guys help? Thanks. (I need a recurrent task btw)
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How to make a Queue of download list and how schedule it

1- How to make a queue of download-list in Wget ? 2- Is there any way to schedule a Queue in Wget ?
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What is this python script doing?

What I need is an executable file (so that I can double click and open) of Deluge Bit torrent client. I found this, deluge.py is my usr/bin folder. #!/usr/bin/python # EASY-INSTALL-ENTRY-SCRIPT: ...
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Scheduled download by transmission during nightly hours? (downloading just at a specified period of a day)

I want to limit transmission to work at 02:00 AM untill 08:00. How?
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scheduled tasks running but have disappeared

I had recently installed gnome-schedule 2.1.1-4 onto my ubuntu 12.10 so that i may be able to schedule a recurrent shutdown on my laptop everyday at 1:55 pm. After a few days when i didn't need the ...