Ivor O’Connor

January 20, 2010

Cron On Ubuntu

Filed under: Uncategorized — ioconnor @ 5:05 pm

Cron on Ubuntu is busted. (Unless you take the time to learn all the little differences, err upgrades, between it and all other crons since time began.) The best way to work with it is through a busted gnome utility. (Busted in the sense it quits working when you upgrade your system every 6 months.) Then there is the fact you can never remember the name of this utility when you need it. Hence this post.

From https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CronHowto

The following directions tell you how to set up scheduled tasks the traditional way using the command line, but it is much easier to use the Gnome <em>Scheduled tasks</em> tool (from the <em>gnome-schedule</em> package) in <em>Applications</em> –&gt; <em>System Tools</em>.

Furthermore the best, (only), way to properly install it is to avoid synaptic and use the menu “Application->Ubuntu Software Center” so that a new category called “System Tools” gets set up under Applications in your menu.

Don’t you hate Ubuntu?


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