A technique for scheduling tasks to be run at specific time or on specific event.

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How to execute a system command one minute after reboot (Linux)?

Is it possible to run a system command such as mount a certain amount of time after system reboot? My problem is that I had an entry in /etc/fstab to mount a host disk in a Linux (Ubuntu) virtual ...
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How to determine exact date/time of Windows Update planned restart?

When updates are pending, at login screen of Windows 8 there is a notification Your PC will restart in 1 day to finish installing important updates. Is there a way to determine exact date/time ...
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Problems figuring out weekly scheduling and hours past midnight

This is a screenshot of what I have What I'm trying to do is have the hours for each individual person posted as shown or a way that the hours can be posted like this and then have the total amount ...
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nice has no effect in Linux unless the same shell is used

If I enter in two different root terminals: nice -n 19 burnK7 & and nice -n -19 burnK7 & Then both processes receive about 50% of the available CPU time - not expected and certainly not ...
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Merging Chronological events with task scheduling in Microsoft Project (2013)

Apologies if in wrong sub site. I just started using Microsoft Project (in my case, Professional 2013), and I wanted to know if there is a way to schedule both real world events and tasks. I will let ...
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Create .bat to do a task at a certain time

I'd like to create a .bat file in Windows 8.1 that does a task (specifically, close a program/kill a process) at a certain time. I usually use the command line (which, I believe, works as a .bat ...
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Will Linux select the fastest CPU in a SMP system

In a system with for example two physical CPU's, four cores per CPU. If one physical CPU is slower (lower clockspeed, other model) will the Linux process scheduler be smart enough to migrate a high ...
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Problems installing .ppd files (PERL) from CronW v2.0

I wanna test CronW to have some (acceptable) task scheduler under Windows XP, but after installing the v2.0 .exe and the .msi of ActivePerl v5.16.3 (both 32 bits), the next step of installation ...
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Schedule a task using Java

Is it possible to schedule an executable file to run just before log-out using Java? I am working on an application that needs to send a message to the server just before the system log-out/shutdown, ...
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How do I calculate the cost of a raw material based on quantities in MS Project?

I am using MS Project 2010 to schedule Customer Orders. I want to cost Raw Materials based on quantities consumed for each order or task. Labour is calculated correctly because it's an hourly rate ...
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Scheduling a job using launchd to run on the last day of every month

I am using Mac OS X Server 10.8.3. I want to schedule a job using launchd so that the job will execute at 2:00 pm on the last day of every month. How can I schedule this through a plist file? I have ...
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Is there any limitation on file names under Unix?

We are using crontab to schedule jobs and it was not picking the files for processing that contain [ or ] or ¿. Is there any limitation on file names or do these characters mean something in UNIX? ...
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Is it possible to limit SSH access for certain users based on schedule?

As the title says, I'm looking for a way to limit SSH access to certain users, so that they can connect only during a certain time period. Let's say, username "A" can access SSH only during office ...
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How to learn the current network scheduler used in my linux machine?

How can I learn what network scheduler for packet selection is used in my linux system? Thanks!
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Does an operating system intervine after each time slice/quantum?

In the context of process scheduling, does the operating system intervene after each time slice/quantum ends? For example if the computer was idle and 4 tasks arrived : t1, t2, t3 and t4, and they got ...
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Does an operating system itself take up resources (aside from the space it is installed on)?

I just finished a course on operating systems and the definition of an operating system is still unclear to me. Does any operating system itself take up resources such as CPU and memory? For example ...
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Check if a file is scheduled to be deleted

In Windows, a program can schedule a file to be deleted when the computer restarts. Is there a way to know if a file is scheduled to be deleted, short of restarting the computer, and checking if the ...
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How a scheduler is scheduled?

A scheduler being a system program must be scheduled for execution so that it can wake up and schedule other programs. I read about process scheduling and algorithms but couldn't figure out how a ...
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Windows Azure HPC Scheduler Architecture

So far I've found very little information on the scheduling policy, resource management policy of Azure HPC Scheduler. I would appreciate any kind of information regarding some of these questions: ...
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Linux software to emulate bugle calls at home [closed]

A Bugle Call is, according to Wikipedia, ...a short tune, originating as a military signal announcing scheduled and certain non-scheduled events on a military installation, battlefield, or ...
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Priority increase when I look into task manager

This is my observation, in Windows many times when we start any application, it won't start but process name gets added in task manager. When I click on it or try to end process, it immediately gets ...
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Job management for Linux and numerical simulations

I am working on numerical simulations, and I run them with parameters so that they finish in a couple minutes. I'd like to let them run longer, maybe days. Currently, I have the parameters compiled ...
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crontab schedule rule misunderstanding

I've got some strange behavior of one rule working unexpected. */40 * * * * myshellcommand here I though it would run each 40 minutes, e.g. 00.00 00.40 01.20 02.00 etc but instead it runs 00.00 ...
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CFQ hard drive scheduling algorithm

The CFQ algorithm uses an ordered set of queues based on the I/O priority of the processes that made the requests. That means there's a queue for process of priority, let say, 1, another one for ...
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Linux/Bash, how to schedule commands in a FIFO queue?

I want the ability to schedule commands to be run in a FIFO queue. I DON'T want them to be run at a specified time in the future as would be the case with the "at" command. I want them to start ...
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52 Week Scheduling Software

I'm looking for software where we could set up a 52 week schedule of tasks, and be alerted when a task comes due (with reminders). The types of tasks would include for example a specific type of ...
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Modifying the linux scheduler

I want to change specific parameters of the linux CFS scheduler like the virtual runtime of particular processes dynamically ( vruntime parameter in the sched_entity ). Is there any definite method to ...
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Create an archieve with current date and time in file name using 7z command line

Today I lost my whole Far Cry 3 save game suddenly. So now I want to backup it's save game folder automatically on a certain period of time using windows task scheduling. I want to include date and ...
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Unresponding program on a low level standpoint

When a program doesn't respond, on a low level (maybe even down to cpu instructions), what exactly happens? Does the cpu scheduler fail to get a response from the cpu on whether the program executed ...
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How does scheduling work?

How do programs designed for scheduling (e.g. Task Scheduler in Windows, cron in Unix systems) know that it "is time" for them to run a certain scheduled command or script? I imagine it's not ...
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Schedule email sending time in apple Mail 6.2

Is it possible to schedule the time that an email is sent in Mail so it can be sent when I'm away from my desk (I'm running v6.2 in Mountain Lion)
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Increasing value of sched_latency_ns and sched_min_granularity_ns

Why do I get an error message when I try to increase the values of these two parameters: #cat /proc/sys/kernel/sched_latency_ns 1000000000 #echo 2000000000 > /proc/sys/kernel/sched_latency_ns ...
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schtasks in windows XP

I am trying to use schtasks to create a scheduled task. While I have no problem using this utility on my Windows 8 machine (or Windows 7 for that matter), I find that XP machines don't have this exe ...
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Does Windows Defender update if Windows Update is set to manual?

It looks like the Windows Defender in Windows 8 won't upgrade the signatures automatically, if Windows Update is set to "Notify, but don't install the upgrades". Is my impression real? Is there is a ...
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How to schedule Mac Software Updates

I would like to be able to schedule software updates to run during the time when my Internet data usage is free. I have tried to figure out how to use Automator and/or iCal to do this, but I am not ...
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How to schedule download of windows 7 updates?

To put it short: I'd like to schedule my windows updates to start/stop at certain times of day. How can I do this? More explanation: This is because my internet traffic is limited by ISP and it's free ...
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How can I schedule an item to run? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Schedule a job from the Windows command line? I'm working on a deployment script for a production machine. I do not have direct access to this machine. Is there a way ...
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Scheduled download from MSDN

How does one schedule a download from MSDN? I have a cap of 20GB per month that I'm permitted to download during peak hours, 7am to 1am. I can download as much as I like between 1am and 7am. Given ...
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Can kvm guest get more CPUs than it has?

When I run a vm with a single virtual CPU inside KVM, is it possible that the vm can actually get more CPU cycles than one whole CPU can has, if there is no other vm running in the host? In another ...
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Is there an rsync-like mode for WinSCP (or a similar tool)?

I need to be able to do a periodic sync of content off my Windows 7 x64 laptop to my offsite CentOS 6 webserver. Is there a tool/mode like rysnc for WinSCP or similar? For a variety or reasons, ...
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Scheduling algorithm used in Windows 7

What is the scheduling algorithm used in Windows 7?
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WinXP SP3: run batch file when system returns from hibernation

I want to run a *.bat file every time system returns/"wakes up" from hibernation (NOT a sleep mode). How can I do that? System: Win XP SP3. I would very strongly prefer to solve it without using 3rd ...
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Automatically starting a Windows app that requires a username and password

We have a legacy application(with GUI) in our company. Because it needs to enter user and password to start manually, we can not automatically start it after reboot. We need a program to do this for ...
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Not able to run powershell script from autosys

I am new to powershell and using 1.0version and am trying to write a powershell script that I can execute using autosys scheduler. When the I run the command in autosys powershell -command "& { ...
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Propose new time in OS X iCal

Is there a way to propose new event time with iCal? When receiving new invitation I can't see any option to purpose alternative scheduling (as well as trying dragging the event). I'm using OS X ...
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Spreadsheet, PHP Script, or Linux program for employee shift scheduling

I have been looking everywhere for a few weeks now but can't seem to find anything so I come here to ask for assistance. Right now I am doing everything via a very simple Google Docs spreadsheet. I ...
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What is the difference between “periodic” and “cron” on OS X?

I bought a book on OS X and it says that launchd now control the scheduling of cron tasks, it this true? Also it says that if I place commands in /etc/daily.local that they will execute after the ...
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How to schedule a java program to run Every day?

How can I schedule my java program(core java file) to run every day at a particular time? I want to schedule it in a Linux server and what is the same for Windows?
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How can I configure BIOS to boot-up automatically at a particular time?

The code sandbox is huge (including support libraries and stuff it is several hundred MB). The initial checkout+build procedure takes close to 45 minutes. A script executes the download+build ...
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How does Windows processor affinity work with hyperthreaded CPUs?

How does Windows processor affinity work with hyperthreaded CPUs? Let's use an example (pictured) of a system with four cores, each with a hyper-threaded virtual core. Which cores correspond to each ...