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

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User friendly way to schedule jobs in Mac OS X

Is there any easy way to schedule repeated jobs in Mac OS X? I know I could use cron, but I'm looking for a more user friendly way to do it, a GUI for schedules, something like this.
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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 ...
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Switch on the computer automatically

Is there any way to switch on the computer automatically at a specific time. Is there any BIOS clock trigger mechanisms available to switch on automatically. EDIT: I have a Dell Inspiron laptop. Does ...
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Schedule a job from the Windows command line?

On Linux there is cron job and at job. Is there a way to schedule a job from the command line on Windows? The Task Scheduler GUI is not what I am after. I must modify a script to schedule an event ...
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Can I make cron “random”?

Maybe I'm completely nuts, and if so - that's fine. But how would I schedule a job to on-some-random-schedule broadcast a goofy message, like from fortune? clarification yes - this is my personal ...
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Does Win7 support scheduling system image backups?

Is there a way to schedule/automate system image backups in Windows 7 Pro? Or do I have to do it manually every time?
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Windows equivalent to cron?

What's the Windows equivalent to cron, or for those of you unfamiliar with Unix, how does one schedule a program to run at regular intervals?
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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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Web-based, open-source, schedule application for small team? [closed]

A friend of mine works in a small team (5 people) and they don't have any application to keep track of who is working on what. There are a lot of questions asked here about application for project ...
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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 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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Free (or inexpensive) software to schedule the internet usage? [closed]

I have a internet connection (broadband connection with wireless modem) with a fixed allotted usage per month. Any usage above the limit is charged heavily. Though the night usage 12:00 PM to 8:00 AM ...
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Multicore system. How are the cores “sorted”

If I have a system with let's say two Quadcore CPUs and HyperThreading enabled, how do I know how the phsyical and virtual cores are sorted? For example if I force a process to run on "CPU 0" how to ...
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scheduling Ubuntu Software Center

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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How can I schedule a time for a song to play in Windows Media Player or iTunes?

How can I launch Windows Media Player or iTunes, playing a song, with the Windows task scheduler. I already know how to create a task and how to trigger it at a given time (launching iTunes / WMP). ...
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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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How to schedule Motion detection

I've just discovered Motion and it works like a charm.. My only problem is that I'd like it to be active only during night-time, but there's no parameter for scheduling.. I think I could write a ...
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ALWAYS run commands with low priority on unix?

I am not asking how to nice and renice a command on UNIX. What happens is that on a particular machine into which I frequently log I am only allowed to run long-running processes with low priority ...
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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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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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Open Source Scheduling Software?

I'm looking for scheduling software to schedule 25 people over 8 work sites. Most are FT and can work up to 40 hours a week, but some are part-time and can only work certain days of the week and up to ...
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Is there a constraint-based scheduling/calendar application?

Is there a constraint-based scheduling/calendar application? This application would be used to coordinate multiple people's schedules. Two basic use cases: Multiple people need to schedule a time ...
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Schedule PC booting

I just want to schedule my PC boot up time.I mean @ morning 9:30 it should boot up automatically I am using windows xp
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Employee Scheduling

I need a software or simply an excel worksheet to schedule my employees. I have 16 lifeguards and 9 headguards, two of which act as coordinators one day a week. All employees cannot work more than 40 ...
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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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Run a script in Linux for a specified amount of time before stopping and restarting

Possibly related to this previous question, I would like to be able to run a task for a specified amount of time, then stop/kill it, then start it again. Specifically, I run the Folding@Home ...
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What is the best way to run a Console Application once per day at a certain time?

What is the best way to run a Console application (C#) once per day at a certain time on Windows XP? I want to see the Console window.
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Scheduling starting a service after another service

I have a service that needs to be started only AFTER another service. Is there some way to configure the service to only start once another has finished starting? Obviously, I could use a delayed ...
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Windows similar to *nix “at” command

*nix has the "at" command, which can be piped to to run a program at a certain time. Like this: echo "SOME_COMMAND" | at 00:00 Windows also has an "at" command, which creates a run-once scheduled ...
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uTorrent automatic scheduling program

I am using utorrent on a mini "home utorrent server" full time. And when I go to bed, I have to manually set up the bandwith limit to max. And in the morning, I have to set it up to, say, 60% of the ...
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Linux: schedule a service to run in a time period

i want a service to be start at 8:00 and be ended in 14:00 automatically i already do this manualy by: /etc/init.d/myservice.sh start /etc/init.d/myservice.sh stop i think it should be related ...
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Scheduling an XP Weekly Task Without a Start Time

I need to schedule a backup task to run every week using the Windows XP Scheduler (Home Edition with SP 3). I would like it to run every Saturday, but how can I make it not time-specific, so it will ...
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Running a virtual machine on a dedicated processor or core

Our base system runs on Linux but unfortunately the UI has to be on Windows. Its a long story. But thats the requirement. So our idea was to run Windows in a virtual machine using VirtualBox or Xen. ...
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auto resume from standby

Can a Ubuntu (or any other distro) wake up from standby/hibernate at a preset time? I actually don't want the PC to consume 200W all the time for just doing something every hour.
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Does the Windows scheduler allocate equal length quanta to threads?

Is the time slice (quantum) that the Windows Kernel Dispatcher allocates to threads the same length for every thread, or does it base the size of quantum on the priority of the thread like Linux does? ...
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Scheduling algorithm in Windows XP

does anybody now which scheduling algorithms are implemented in windows xp? Is there any possibility to install/use ULE algorithm? I think no. Thank you.
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Looking For Free/Cheap Download Manager/Scheduler for Mac OS X [closed]

My ISP provides cheaper downloads during an offpeak of 2am to 10am. What is a good download manager for OS X that allows me to schedule my downloads so they automatically start at 2am and stop at ...
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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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'at' command output on Mac

I need to execute scheduled tasks with at command: echo "VM-run.sh $1" | at 08.00 > at_output.txt 2>&1 I would have the output of VM-run.sh, but what I have instead is this output: job ...
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Product or method that will allow me to schedule all heavy background tasks (updates, scans, etc)?

So, frequently I notice my computer is running like a dog and check task manager to find out that google desktop is indexing, virus scan is running, windows update is downloading stuff, other programs ...
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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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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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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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Scheduled task won't start with “Run whether user is logged in or not”

I've set up a task to run SyncToyCmd.exe, it will run fine if the task is set to "only run when user is logged on". But if I choose the second option to run even if it is logged off, it says "Running" ...
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What's the easiest to use 'find a time to schedule meeting' tool you've used? [closed]

The title says it all. I'll post some I've found in hopes that some of you have used them and the best will be voted up.
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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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A Firefox extension to “block” it for some minutes to prevent being distracted?

do you know of any Firefox extension which could put the browser itself in a "blocked" state (not accepting input from the user) for a certain amount of time (configurable by a timer) and then get ...
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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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Using “idle” cpu time still slows down other programs

Before when I ran a Folding@Home client and now when using BOINC they always used "idle" cpu time (for those of you unfamiliar with those programs they run huge scientific calculations on your ...