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 '13 at 15:33

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 '13 at 15:35

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 '13 at 22:24
  • It does work in cinnomon desktop and gnome. Doesn't know about KDE – user224082 Nov 20 '13 at 0:40

You are looking for anacron function.



cron jobs

how to do it can be found in the link here


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