Linux Contest with a $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway – Week 2

It’s time for the second question in the $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway.  Ben P. and John Stevens won week 1 by answering our question most accurately.  To recap, every week we are asking a Linux question.  We want readers to post their answer in the comments section at the bottom of the post.  At the end of week four the person who answers the most questions correctly will win a $25 Amazon Gift card.  If there are four different winners each week, a winner within the winners will be chosen at random.  If there is a tie, the winner will be determined based on who posted their answers the fastest.  Go here for the complete rules.

Question 2 : Week 2

How would you set up a recurring task of “” to run every day at 8:00am?

The most complete and straightforward answer will win!

Post your answers at the bottom of this post in the comments!

Remember, subscribe to the RSS feed to get notified of the answer as well as the next question!  I will update this post every few days with the progress of the contest.  To prevent copying of answers, you will not see any comments until the end of the week.

* Friday Update *

We’re still looking for people to submit answers!  You have until Sunday afternoon.

* Sunday Update *

I’ve approved all of the comments so you can see everyones answers.  The best, and most complete answer goes to chaoslica for remembering to make sure the file was excutable.

Congratulations to chaoslica for winning week 2.

Check back this week, or subscribe to the rss feed to get the week 3 question!

4 thoughts on “Linux Contest with a $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway – Week 2

  1. #chmod +x

    #crontab -e


    0 8 * * * /path_to_script/


  2. # minute, hour, day, month, week, command
    # 0=sun, 1=mon, 2=tue, 3=wed, 4=thur, 5=fri, 6=sat
    # Run every day at 8am
    00 08 * * * | tee ~/task.log

  3. In Gnome, click your clock, then double click a date on the calendar to open the bigger calendar. Right click a day or time, and “new appointment”. Then click options>>recurrence, and set how often (e.g. daily) you want it to recur. Then, click options>>alarms. Now, just select “run a program” in the alarms and select your script. Task done, and completely using the GUI.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>