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Old 11-17-2003, 03:02 PM   #1
bruno buys
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task scheduler? is there any?


Hi!
How do I manage to tell my system to open a certain program at a certain time and day? Something like a task scheduler?
 
Old 11-17-2003, 03:09 PM   #2
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cron, the mother of all task schedulers.

man cron and man crontab should get you started. To edit your personal crontab, type crontab -e. It's really ingenious.
Most distributions also come with anacron, which runs tasks that may have been left out if the computer was down when the task was supposed to run.

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