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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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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How can I schedule a nightly reboot?

I'm having some periodic issues running a particular application, XBMC. If I use XBMC regularly I don't seem to have any issues but if I leave it unattended for more than about 12 hours I need to ...
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How do I schedule waking up from hibernation?

Is it possible to wake up Ubuntu from hibernation at a predefined time? It should not be WOL, but rather Ubuntu waking itself up. For example, it should do what the app WakeupOnStandBy does on MS ...
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Scheduling StartUp and ShutDown

I use Torrents often, so I need to know how to make my computer start up and shut down automatically, Wi-Fi is switched on at six in the morning in my hotel and switched off at two AM. (I am able to ...
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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 would ...
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Suspend and wake PC at certain time

I want my PC to sleep at 04:58 and wake at 05:15, every day. How do I do that?
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How can I run anacron in user mode?

I would like to set up a scheduled task via anacron but I would like to do so in user mode. How can I achieve this?
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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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Is there a way 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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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 do I set up an mp3 alarm clock?

I want to switch from Windows XP to Ubuntu and there is one thing that I'm heavily using in XP—an MP3 alarm clock. In the evening I turn the PC to hibernated mode. In the morning it wakes up (...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to schedule the downloads required to upgrade?

I'd like to upgrade from 10.10 to 11.04 but my ISP has a data-cap, limiting the amount I can download. Thankfully, traffic between 2am and 8am doesn't count towards this cap, but I'm seldom awake at ...
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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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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 ...