Scheduling tasks in linux kcron



I don’t know if kcron deserves a seperate entry for scheduling tasks under linux. Cron is what I typed on last time and it’s the daemon that controls scheduled tasks. The method for scheduling tasks that I went through last time is for the command line. Like many things in linux, there are other ways to get the job done. In this case, one way through the graphical interface is kcron…


KCron gives a nice interface to controlling your crontab (you can go back and forth between this and crontab -e from what I’ve seen.) Anyway, you have two categories tasks and variables. Cron jobs do not necessarily run with your environment variables (path for instance – which is why I suggested explicitly giving the path of the program you want to run), the kcron interface gives an easy way to edit those.

You can of course, use it to schedule a task as well…. (That’s why we’re here isn’t it?)

Edit, new… and you can give your new task a comment, put the path to the program or script you want to run and select through checkboxes what months, days, days of week, hours and minutes you want it to run. There is a button to set things to run every day which shortens the number of clicks. This is one tool that it might be nice to see a simple and advanced mode user interface-wise but it does the job and is less intimidating than vi…

Related Posts

Blog Traffic Exchange Related Posts
  • Laptop Woes, Customer Service Headaches and a New Laptop It seems that things happen in clusters, sometimes it's more of a chain reaction. My longtime working laptop lost the ability to backlight the display. Yes, the backlight is replacable with a couple hours tear down and rebuild. Of course, they're fragile parts and although I've replaced them in the......
  • The Cost of Running a PC 24 Hours a Day I saw an interesting question over at slashdot on the topic of how many companies actually had their employees power down their PC's overnight. The site in question had about 8000 PCs about half of which stayed powered on overnight. There's a lot of talk these days about "going green".......
  • Running kontact components standalone Not long ago, I switched from Evolution to Kontact as my primary mail/calendar/addressbook/etc.... program under linux. One of the nice things about the Kontact suite is that you can either open up the "umbrella" application kontact or, the individual applications. I like the fact that they can still be used......
Blog Traffic Exchange Related Websites
  • Weekend Reads: the Don't Forget Mother's Day is One Week Away Edition That's right!  Mother's Day is just around the corner (May 10, 2009).  So for all of you clueless ingrates who will likely forget about dear ol' Mom again this year... don't say I didn't warn you. Personally, I go through my Google Calendar every year and setup email alerts for......
  • Snow Valley Ski Area, Running Springs, CA Snow Valley Ski Area is located in: Running Springs, CA Phone: (909) 867-2751 Website: http://www.snow-valley.com/index_english.html About the Resort: Snow Valley Ski Area is a great place for beginning skiers and there are few resorts that really cater to this market as well as they have. If you are considering vacationing......
  • An A-Z Index of the Bash command line for Linux From SS64.com:   adduser Add a user to the system addgroup Add a group to the system alias Create an alias • apropos Search Help manual pages (man -k) apt-get Search for and install software packages (Debian/Ubuntu) aptitude Search for and install software packages (Debian/Ubuntu) aspell Spell Checker awk Find......
en.pdf24.org    Send article as PDF   

Similar Posts


See what happened this day in history from either BBC Wikipedia
Search:
Keywords:
Amazon Logo

Comments are closed.


Switch to our mobile site