Is there an easy way to schedule downloads through the 'Ubuntu Software Center'?
For example: mark a number of programs for download and installation between 2am and 8am?
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The 'Ubuntu Software Center' doesn't specifically allow scheduling of software downloads/installation. However, the general purpose task scheduler crontab can be used to download/install programs. For example: to download/install eclipse at 2:30am:
Crontab will run at 2:30am and download/install eclipse. Any terminal outputs from this activity will be sent to
Tip: this site allows you to automatically build crontab entries: