Valent Turkovic wrote: > On 7/17/07, Mikkel L. Ellertson <mikkel infinity-ltd com> wrote: >> Valent Turkovic wrote: >> > Hi, I use gnome-schedule as a gui for cron but I can't make it start > > > Hi Mikkel, > > I tried playing with at command and I can't make it start when I want to. > > gaim | at now +1 minute > - this starts gaim right away > You are trying to start gain, and pipe the output from gaim into the at command. This is not the way to use the at command. > echo 'gaim'|at now + 1 minute > - this does nothing > Trying to do the same thing. > making a script called "start" and giving it +x and then: > at -f start now +1 minute > - does nothing. > Your script probably does not have the prroper settings for XAUTHORITY and DISPLAY. > I tried reading man and googling but I can't find an answer how to > start gaim every day at 8:15 under my username "pero" that I log in. > > Thank you in advance, > Valent. > > A quick, cheap, and dirty script to be run when you stat the GUI - not tested. ================== cut =============== #!/bin/bash # # A script to create a script to run GAIM at 8:15 am. # script-file=~/gaim-start.sh if [ -z $XAUTHORITY ] ; then echo XAUTHORITY in not set! exit 1 fi if [ -z $DISPLAY ] ; then echo DISPLAY is not set! exit 1 fi echo \#\!/bin/bash > $script-file echo XAUTHORITY=$XAUTHORITY >> $script-file echo DISPLAY=$DISPLAY >> $script-file echo gaim >> $script file at -f $script-file 8:15 am ================== cut =============== This script only runs gain once, but if you have it run when you do a GUI login, and you log out every night, and back in every morning, it should do the job. Otherwise, you could add a command to run this script again at the end of the gaim-start.sh script. (echo start-script.sh >> $script-file) But this will also try to start gain when you are not logged in... To do things properly, you should probably cancel the at job when you log out... Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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