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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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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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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?
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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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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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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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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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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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How do I schedule the recording of a live Youtube 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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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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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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Backup regimen - is this plan any good?

I have a desktop that has some valuable personal and financial records, photos, etc. I installed a second drive formatted ext3 called 'internalbackup'. I've been using a variety of backup programs, ...
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Trigger script execution on after apt-get upgrade for a certain package?

Question: I have customized an application startup script. Unfortunately, it gets overwritten every time I do apt-get dist-upgrade when there is an update available (quite often). Now I have ...
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scheduled tasks running but have disappeared

I had recently installed gnome-schedule 2.1.1-4 onto my ubuntu 12.10 so that i may be able to schedule a recurrent shutdown on my laptop everyday at 1:55 pm. After a few days when i didn't need the ...
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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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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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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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Starting an application as a scheduled task does not work

I have a seedbox under an Ubuntu desktop server. I can run rtorrent correctly but if I restart the server I need to relaunch rtorrent with this command: sudo -i screen -fa -d -m rtorrent I would ...
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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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How can schedule to run 'deluge BT client' in ubuntu 12.1 using gnome schedule

Since it's a GUI there is bit of complication. Can you guys help? Thanks. (I need a recurrent task btw)
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What is this python script doing?

What I need is an executable file (so that I can double click and open) of Deluge Bit torrent client. I found this, deluge.py is my usr/bin folder. #!/usr/bin/python # EASY-INSTALL-ENTRY-SCRIPT: '...
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Is there a schedule for the system updates that come through update manager in 12.04?

I've noticed a lot of updates come through update manager in the last few weeks. When updates to core systems are required is there a schedule for release that I can check off against what I'm ...