Questions tagged [schedule]

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 to use taskset with more than 128 cores?

I am using taskset with more than 128 cores. I know that a cpu with less than 32 cores can run the following: taskset -p 0xFFFFFFFF pid How do I present the other cores besides the 32 cores. Thanks.
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Customized CPU scheduler?

I am trying to write a customized CPU scheduler in Linux. I want to schedule the CPU based on the cpuinfo. How should I get started? Is there any reference or tutorial?
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Run command from monday to friday at a certain time

How can I schedule a task to be run from monday to friday at 6 PM using Ubuntu? I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 on a VPS. Thanks!
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How can you schedule regular tasks to execute when available?

I want to schedule some tasks on my ubuntu 20.04 destkop to execute regularly. Like backups or downloads from certain sites or whatever. I have been using crontab for this, but if so happens that my ...
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How to schedule task on Linux Desktop

How to schedule task on Ubuntu Mate 20.04 Desktop, to run bash script.sh once a day on Tu/We/Thu/Fri/Sat, after laptop startup? Note: I can run job once a day by Anacron on laptop starup: /etc/...
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How can I change the frequency of the Lubuntu Update Notifier (Lubuntu 20.04)?

It pops up every hour, even though I went into Preferences > Software Sources > Updates and set the schedule to weekly and rebooted (and daily is the shortest period offered in that dialog.) ...
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Is it possible to schedule trash cleaning?

I was wondering if it is possible to do this, because I have to delete a lot of files during job day, and I prefer to do it on interface and no using sudo rm, so if it's possible... how? For example, ...
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Cant stop FortiClient vpn from starting on startup

I'm using FortiClient for VPN purposes only and don't need it running any other time. I cant get disable FortiClient from starting on startup. How to disable auto-launching of FortClient on startup?
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LuckyBackup superuser scheduled backups do not run

I am currently running Ubuntu Studio 20.10 on a Dell desktop PC. I have two different accounts, and would like to use LuckyBackup in superuser mode to run the backups and retain permissions. The ...
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Samba share write access allowed in chosen time - how to do it?

I would like to configure a samba share to be writable only within scheduled time. What is the best method to do it? Regards Kriss
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Why `at` can't find `mail` even if it's in every path, including the systemd unit?

I'm trying to get the logs of at, which AFAIK are sent via local mail. The problem I'm having (on Ubuntu 20.04) is that I've configured the mail, and the PATH, but any time I execute at, the syslog ...
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Schedule a crontab edit

Is it possible to schedule a crontab edit? I mean, for example, tomorrow at 10 AM I want to schedule something. Is there a way to crontab a script that tomorrow will edit crontab (scheduling something)...
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xrandr script for external monitor adjustment not executing from udev

My laptop has a 4k screen and I also have an external 1080p monitor. The scaling is incorrect on the monitor and so every time I plug in the monitor, I execute an xrandr command to fix it. I figured I ...
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How do I create a systemd timer running an event twice a month?

I am simply not able to figure out how to create a systemd timer that is run twice a month. Every two weeks would work also. Can someone please enlighten me?
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How to run a task on login of *any* user (or any member of a particular user group)

I have found many explanations of how to schedule a task to run on system start (which I am already doing by means of an entry starting with @reboot in /etc/crontab) or on login for a particular user (...
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Cron job scheduling for last Saturday of every month at 09:00 AM

Is their any way to schedule a CRON Job, which triggers the script only on last Saturday of the month. Please advise.
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How do I schedule boot ubuntu 18.04LTS?

I have tried the WakeOnLan Application but it does not work in 18.04 LTS as provided in following solution: Scheduling StartUp and ShutDown I have dual boot windows 10 and Ubuntu So I cannot change ...
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Script misbehaving with scheduled using “at”

I would appreciate advice on why a script would run fine when the script is launched from a terminal command line, but some commands in the script seemingly do not run when the script is scheduled ...
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Is it possible to schedule `fsck` command and run it in background?

I want to run periodically the fsck Terminal command, so it will run, let's say, every Friday at 10 am. Also, I'd like it to run in background and save the output in file, let's say, ~/Documents/...
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Crontab not running task [duplicate]

I did crontab -e then added */2 * * * * /usr/bin/notify-send "test", which is supposed to send a notification every 2 minutes, but it's not working. The crontab file looks like this. # Edit this ...
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Run AIDE at the selected time of the week

How can I configure aide linux to start at the selected time of the week, e.g. on Sundays at 9?
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Can I run a scheduled task once? [duplicate]

This might be a duplicate post but couldn't find one. I'm looking for a way to run a shell script once at a specific time. Like run it once at 16:00 then remove from queue. crontab has no setting ...
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I need to stop a execution of a command and start the same comma every x interval of time in terminal?

I need to stop execution of a running java script in terminal and start the same execution at every x interval of time in terminal. Is it possible?
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how to automate a shutdown with delayed reboot

I maintain a file server for a research lab, and I need to figure out how to automate shutting down the server while incorporating a delayed reboot. The electricity is being serviced in our building, ...
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Can I schedule updates for a specific time of day? [duplicate]

Satellite based internet is my only option. My ISP is not reliable and I must schedule downloads (ex. updates, video) to off-peak hours. I am very new to Ubuntu. My ISP does not throttle my speed ...
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Why does `at` remove my scheduled events?

I set an at scheduler command like at -f **its_time** 23:57 when in the its_time file I put libreoffice /home/user/ist_time.odt I scheduled but the "system" or whatever is removing yourself my at ...
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Cronjob every 1445 minutes

First of all, sorry my bad English. Im new to Crontab and i was making some schedules. I was scraping some data from the internet with Python and i have this website that when you scrape some data, ...
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Give scheduling rights with security.conf

I am running a C++ program which wants to enforce its own scheduling policy. It keeps giving warnings that it doesn't have the rights to, and I want to give it all the rights that it wants! I tried ...
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Set grub2 to boot into Ubuntu on weekdays and Windows on weekends

Using the excellent answers from this thread I've been able to schedule booting into different OSes at different times of day. However, I would like to get the community's advice on how to boot into ...
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Force ubuntu to log out at a specific time

I'd like to force my account to log out at a specific time as a self-restraint measure (e.g., to ensure I go to bed on time). And for the script to run whenever I try logging in after that time ...
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Does cron automatically adjust to a timezone change?

I added a cron job with crontab -e. Then, I changed the timezone. However, it seems as if the cron job is still firing in the old timezone. Do I need to restart it cron? (e.g. service cron reload) ...
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Swap config files at certain times [duplicate]

I am trying to make a script that switches files at different times of days so that my settings are pulled at different times like a day mode and a night mode. If I have a file 1, 2, and 3 which 3 is ...
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Run and kill a bash program at a scheduled time

I need to run a bash program at scheduled times (based on local time) on my Ubuntu 16.04. For instance, this is what I need: Mon-Thursday, 10AM to 6PM AND Friday 10AM to Saturday 6PM: bash runme.sh ...
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How do I chain execution of scripts? [duplicate]

I want to automate running a Python script. And I think I already know how to do that with a cron entry. The problem is that I need this script to run again only if a previous one has finished. The ...
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Schedule boot on old hardware

I've turned an old desktop in a home server. I would like to be able to boot and shutdown on schedule. Shutdown is easy with a cronjob. The boot part is tricky. This is an old Pentium 4. There is no ...
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Check if shutdown schedule is active and when it is

I have been trying to determine if a shutdown has been scheduled in my system (Ubuntu 17.10). If I input via terminal "shutdown 100", it confirms that system will shut down at a time. But later on, ...
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Configure unattended-upgrades to run only at a certain time of the day?

I have some kind of internet that I don't really recommend to anyone, but there -- it's a limiter traffic (4G from a mobile carrier). Fortunately, in a way, the night traffic is free, so I am looking ...
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Running Scheduled Task - .sh file not working [closed]

I'm trying to run an sh file to move files around with scheduled tasks. See GUI pic. The result from "run Selected Task" is: /tmp/tmp8yj5zs: line 1: /home/dan/Foscam/move-video.sh: Permission ...
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Schedule apt-get script using cron

I'm kinda new in Linux and I've just learned about scheduling tasks with cron. I have this small shell script that I've been using manually till now: sudo apt-get check && sudo apt-get update ...
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Is there a more granular cron-like scheduler? Instead of just by the minute, but at a certain second? [duplicate]

I would like to use a small linux system to do ID-insertions for a small internet-fed radio station. The program allows for 20 seconds of just a musical "bed" around the top of each hour. But it is ...
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See the output of a scheduled task in the terminal

Is it possible to see the outputs of tasks, that are schedule with "at" in real-time? Say, I want to see the values of my loss function as I train my network.
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Can't use the “at” utility

I use Ubuntu 16.04 and try to execute directly on Bash: sudo cat << EOF | at 'now + 1 minute' echo "hello" EOF I get: warning: commands will be executed using /bin/sh job 6 at Wed Dec 28 03:...
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How to run bash command with arguments at scheduled time

I have a bash file which runs a process on a series of newly downloaded files, every day, the total run time for all the processing is several hours. I want to run a particular bash command 24 hours ...
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How to write a script to send messages over telegram-cli?

I don't know how to explain myself but I need to send scheduled messages via telegram so I downloaded the telegram client to send messages via terminal. I wrote a bash script that opens the client, ...
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How to setup cron.daily? [duplicate]

I put my shell script inside /etc/cron.daily I was hoping everything that in that folder would be run daily but my script is not being ran.
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How to schedule monitor for sleep mode?

I have presentation in some day of week in university. Some time I need go to the board for describe my notes. So I left my laptop and go to the board. Some time It's take time to describe what is ...
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How to find out if computer was shut down at a given time?

On Ubuntu (14/16) is there anyway to find out if computer was running at a given time? (e.g. last night at 10 pm if the computer was running or turned off) thanks
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Shutdown after idle (but not if the SAMBA server is in use)

I have found several questions about this, but I can't seem to find one that suits my needs. I'd like my machine (Xubuntu 16.04) to power-off if I'm not using it for 30 minutes. However, I use it to ...
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Scheduling consecutive tasks from the command line

I have been reading about using 'at' to schedule tasks from the command line based on start time here. If I don't know how long tasks will take to complete, what is the best way to schedule ...
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only download updates after midnight and before 5am?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Is there a way to set the system to only download updates after midnight and before 5am?