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 do I schedule the recording of a live Youtube church stream to watch later?

I wanted to record live church streams that I cannot watch live when they take place and that are not originally archived by the church themselves. What software can I use to accomplish this on a ...
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At job doesn't stop?

I'm trying to schedule a job on Ubuntu using at command: /opt$ at now + 1 min warning: commands will be executed using /bin/sh at> echo "test" > /opt/t.txt at> <EOT> However, the ...
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I can't install gnome schedule on Ubuntu 16.04

I would like to install gnome-schedule in my recent Ubuntu 16.04 but I can't find the how. It is not in ubuntu software and if I type "sudo apt-get install gnome-schedule" I get it's not found. I ...
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How to: automatically restart Ubuntu server every 6 months as a scheduled task?

I have a mail server in my environment and I never touched it (someone configured it for me at first) since a few days ago when everything stopped working and I was unable to receive any emails. The ...
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How to restore a Linux system to a previous state Using BTRFS as in Windows restore points

Windows restore points... How to have the same functionality in Ubuntu ? With existing tools like Deja-Dup I have tried to set up snapshots and got trouble following the instructions. Is there a ...
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confusion about cron and anacron (setting up backup schedule for rsnapshot)

I am trying to set up a not too complicated backup schedule with rsnapshot on a laptop running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. The plan is to retain two daily backups and 24 hourly backups. I think this is the ...
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Manually run an Anacron Job

I have performed a minimal installation of my system. I want to use this system as PLEX media server. I have configured LXDE because it is a light GUI. I am configuring my system to take automatic ...
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How can I use the in-built function alert in Gnome Schedule?

I want to access the alert function in Gnome Schedule. I can run alert from my default Bash command-line but receive the following error in Gnome Schedule: /tmp/tmpxi4X16: line 1: alert: command not ...
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How to schedule app to lauch including it's GUI

I have a calc spreadsheet that I'm trying to automate. When open, it collects data, calculates, saves itself and exits. So I created a script to call this. soffice --calc --norestore Updater.ods ...
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How do I set up a cron job on Snappy?

If I run sudo crontab -e I can edit the crontab, but it's read-only so nothing gets saved.
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How do I periodically turn off showing hidden files?

So, in order to hide some files and folders to unskilled eyes, I modified their names putting a dot to the start of the name. It works, and files are hidden. Nosy people that are not skilled will not ...
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How many times will a cron job run when given asterisk (*) on all positions?

If we define a cron job with * * * * * /some/task/to/perform, how many times will the job be executed in 60 seconds?
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Running .sh every 5 minutes

I have a .sh script that downloads a photo from Japanese satellite's server and sets it as a background picture. I've put it into startup list, but how do I run it every, like, 5 minutes, ...
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Schedule tomcat7 restart on Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS

I have an issue with Tomcat 7 on my Ubuntu machine. I'm still a rookie in this, but it seems that restarting the tomcat7 service fixes the issue. I would like to make a scheduled task on the machine ...
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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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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 notify-...
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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 re-...
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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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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 work....
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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 /var/...
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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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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. I'...
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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 ...