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Does Linux have an alternative to Windows Task Scheduler, another way like a script or an inbuilt function?

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    Our version existed way before Windows Task Scheduler ;)
    – Rinzwind
    Nov 18, 2013 at 15:33

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cron is the Linux command-line scheduler. Use crontab -e to create (or edit) your cron jobs.

See Cron HowTo and crontab (5) for details.

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    ...or, if your machine isn't up 24/7, look into anacron as @Volodya suggests.
    – Pat J
    Nov 18, 2013 at 15:35
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Scheduled tasks

Install via the software center

It is the Task Scheduler in Gnome.

In other way it is a GUI for Cron.

Can be installed with Software Center.

If use Terminal for installation:

sudo apt-get install gnome-schedule

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  • Does it require Gnome, or will it work in KDE/X etc?
    – Pat J
    Nov 19, 2013 at 22:24
  • It does work in cinnomon desktop and gnome. Doesn't know about KDE
    – user224082
    Nov 20, 2013 at 0:40
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You are looking for anacron function.

http://linux.about.com/library/cmd/blcmdl8_anacron.htm

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cron jobs

how to do it can be found in the link here

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