Ubuntu :: Does Anyone Know Good Gui / Frontend For Crontab?
Jul 17, 2011
I know the crontab format and editing is pretty easy, but I always forget the format. So I would like to have a frontend/gui. As far as I can tell a good one doesn't exist anymore.kcron - what I used to use, no longer exists (and I switched to ubuntu from kubuntu)gnome-schedule - does not show all users, does not allow for fine control that kcron had.Does anyone know a good gui/frontend for crontab? I guess I'm just going to have to get in the habit of researching the file syntax, how to edit it, and editing manually.
I am using Linux 64 bit Redhat Linux. I am trying to setup simple crontab as follow...1. Edited crontab file using crontab -e2. Listed the file once to verify it using crontab -l. This will display as.. 18 5 * * 2-3 ksh $HOME/testScript.sh > $HOME/testscript.out3. Logged in a root and restarted cron deamon using "/etc/init.d/crond restart"As per my understanding now my testScript should start running at 5:18 am Thuesday
I have a question about using crontab with /etc/crontab...
I had a cron job that I needed to run as root. At the time I thought that sticking it in /etc/crontab would be a good idea. However, I used the crontab command to edit /etc/crontab, which I guess is not standard procedure? Specifically, I configured /etc/crontab as my local user's crontab (i.e. sudo crontab /etc/crontab) then added my cron job as I would a local user crontab (i.e. sudo crontab -e).
Originally, my cron job looked like this:
30 * * * * root /my/batch/script &> /dev/null
After adding the new cron job I started seeing errors. Something to the effect of "can't find command root" or something similar. So I removed the 'root' user definition from the cron job and the job started running fine. However, because this is /etc/crontab, there are other system related cron jobs that have been defined to run under the root account (e.g. "17 * * * * root cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly" runs as root, etc.). So these pre-existing system cron jobs, which up until now have been running smoothly, are now generating "can't find command root" errors. But I think that the system cron jobs _are_ successfully being run someplace because logrotate seems to be working.
So what I _think_ is happening is that /etc/crontab is being run twice: once as the system crontab, and once as my sudoed local user's crontab. When I run crontab -l I see nothing, but when I run sudo crontab -l I can see the contents of /etc/crontab. I am reluctant to delete my sudoed local user's crontab, because then in the process I would be deleting the system crontab, and I do not know how I should restore the system crontab's contents. (I am still not sure as to the most appropriate way to edit the system crontab).
How can I get out of this mess? I want /etc/crontab to go back to the way it was before--running _once_ as the system crontab. As for my new cron job, I'm willing to reconfigure it anywhere so long as I am still able to run it as root. Any ideas? (I am using Ubuntu 8.04 Server LTE)
I have installed an application manager(monitoring application) on my linux server. Now, i need to have backup schedule for my application. The application itself has executive file to backup database.But when i put this file in my crontab to schedule the backup program it wont run!50 09 * * * root /opt/ME/AppManager9/bin/BackupMysqlDB.sh
I want to be able to create a Dialog (similar to the one for Winetricks, run it without parameters to see it) with a checklist that tells my script to go out and download whatever scripts of mine I've selected. I also wish to make a GUI for some of my more complex scripts, such as my Backup script so I can have a nice looking menu instead of a text based one.Does anybody know a good place to learn how to do this, with lots of explanations and breakdowns of each part of the script?
After overcomming a lot of difficulties, my MythTV (Via Epia 10000EG with Hauppauge PVR 500 card) worked with Mythbuntu 9.04. Last year it crashed and I had no time to spare to rebuild it.
Last couple of weeks I had more time and downloaded and tried to install Mythbuntu 10.10. Everything seems to be installed ok, but I get no picture in MythTV when I select "Watch TV" and no picture when I try to record something. When watching TV, the message "Please wait" appears for appr. 5 secs and then the system returns to the menu.
I installed Mythbuntu 10.10 and am using the provided IVTV drivers.
Dmesg and lspci give no errors, every seems to be in order, IVTV drivers are loaded, initialized and errorfree. Cat /dev/video0 gives me static in MPLAYER. The MythTV backendlog doesn't even give a message, the frontend log just says there is no picture...
There seems to be an error between the back and frontend. I checked the settings in capturecards, TV sources, channel edits, etc,etc, but I can't find it.
When I upgraded to 10.10 mythbuntu and after I did a clean install I get the same results. When I select a recording to play it appears the frontend crashes and I end up logged out of the machine. This happens 100% of the time.
When looking for MySQL GUI, I find many applications which provide a frontend to database management.I am looking for a GUI for database entry, rather than database management, approximating Glom or VFront, but Glom is buggy (and development sluggish) and VFront difficult to get set up.Ideally, I would have my own private (GTK, say) data entry tool, which would look much like an HTML form, with labelled fields for the MySQL columns, Previous/Next buttons, saving the current row and moving you up/down to the next one, radio buttons or drop-down menus for columns with limited entries, etc.Of course, [Tab]-navigation and keyboard shortcuts [Ctrl]+[C], etc., should work as well. (Yes, that is very annoying about Glom, for example.)
I am looking for some software which acts as a web proxy with a web frontend. In other words my work web access is filtered and I would like to login to my own web proxy on an apache run server and redirect my traffic. If it has a PHP frontend that would be about right.
I have installed mythbuntu 10.04. It worked well for a few days. Now my frontend does not start or crashes just after booting. You can see the frontend background for a few seconds but the menu does not load. After that, the mythtv window disappears and you can see the ubuntu desktop. Here are the last few lines from the log file:
2010-06-07 07:32:49.622 MythContext: Connecting to backend server: 127.0.0.1:6543 (try 1 of 1) 2010-06-07 07:32:49.623 Using protocol version 56 mount: can't find /dev/sdb in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab
I want to make a FTP server with web frontend for administering it, eg creating users, groups, setting which directories users can access and so on.I found some web frontends for proFTPd, like those URL... , bus all of them seems to be very old and doesn't work nicely. I tried ProFTP Administrator and it won't work.Do you know some solutions to manage ftp server users, groups, permissions over web? Or by some frontend program.
The thing I like about mplayer is navigation in video at steps of 10s,1m or 10m. There are so many GUI's available yet I have not seen any in which our cursor hovers over slide to see time at that position. Like .....'s flash player allows you to go at any desired time in video.I think if the skin knows the length of video then it can divide length of slide timewise .
I'm configuring a debian computer to act as a router for my home network. I want to split my home network into two parts and define different firewall rules for these parts. I also want to use dhcp to make sure every time a computer logs in it gets the same ip but is still able to log in somewhere else. The biggest problem now is that I have to make some functions able to someone that has never worked with linux before.
I've worked with software routers like pfsense before and I would like a similar web frontend to this. Does anyone know if there is such a piece of software? I'm not using pfsense itself because I don't want to virtualize it and I need some things like the software raid5 and some htpc software I don't want to try to get working on pfsense. I've previously used webmin untill it was hacked because of an exploit in it so I preferably don't want to use that one. I've been working with the dd-wrt software and something like this would do the trick perfectly!
I can't get mythtv to play television with my Hauppauge HVR-850 tv card. I was able to view tv in mplayer, so I know that the card is working. The tv signal is broadcast only (no cable). I had to set the card type to DVB DTV capture card (v3.x) to get mythtv-setup to successfully scan. I was able to successfully scan both with a "full scan" and with a channels.conf file that I had generated earlier when tinkering tv in mplayer. Unfortunately, the mythtv frontend failed to play any live tv. It said "Error: MythTV is using all inputs, but there are no active recordings?"
I set up Ubuntu on an old iBook G4, planning to use it as a front end to my main box. Installed 10.04 no problem, and from there, used Software Center to install MythTV Front end. Have done the same thing on a netbook, no problem.
However, on this PPC Mac, the front end works fine, navigation, menus, etc, until I try to play a recorded programme - the screen is blank, and I just get white noise from the speakers.
(BTW am trying Ubuntu as I don't have a Mac OS new enough to get any of the current Mac MythFrontEnd builds working)
Requirements - 1) Should have options to show only graphical packages.2) Easy to use.Software-center is outdated and packagekit doesn't work well (search for 'winff' with graphical packages filter) with any backend.
My intention is to have EngineX on the frontend handling all static files, and Apache + mod_php in charge of handling PHP requests. I have optimized nginx to be as efficient as possible in handling static files, but have very little experience with Apache. Since Apache would only be processing PHP requests, would the standard Apache optimization guides suffice or would it best to configure it differently?
PS: this is a dedicated file server, the database is hosted separately.
I am testing several programs for video editing and video format change.I have been trying avidemux, and now I am trying to use ffmpeg, and a graphical frontend for it, Winff.As an example I am trying to convert an MP4 file to AVI. I obtain an error that says: "Unknown encoder 'libxvid'". How could I possibly now what I have to install to be able to convert the files without errors?
PD: This is the output from ffmpeg when called from Winff:
FFmpeg version SVN-r0.5.1-4:0.5.1-1ubuntu1, Copyright (c) 2000-2009 Fabrice Bellard, et al.configuration: --extra-version=4:0.5.1-1ubuntu1 --prefix=/usr --enable-avfilter --enable-avfilter-lavf --enable-vdpau --enable-bzlib --enable-libgsm --enable-
I only know about the following GUI frontend for "sudo" command.gksu / gksudo kdesudo
Is these the only GUI frontend for "sudo"?
I am writing an application which will use those GUI frontends to execute some external administrative commands, instead of using "sudo" command. My application will use "sudo" command ONLY WHEN none of the known GUI frontends was detected on the system.
So, if you know the others GUI frontends other than the one I listed above, please tell me. Or, give me some suggestions.
When you tell me some others GUI frontend for "sudo" command, it is best if you can describe at least a little bit information about it, but this is optional, up to you to decide whether give some description or not.