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Alarmed: “Cron-like” jobs with a GUI

18 January 2012Entry by

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Sometimes you just really need for a certain command to be executed every X minutes. Or maybe you could use something that will notify you to check your bags every hour. Not a problem, Alarmed will help you with that.

Alarmed is a little GUI app that allows you to schedule any sort of event to be done at a certain time, pretty much like cron, an utility well known to every *nix administrator.

Install alarmed:

sudo gainroot

apt-get install alarmed

Once launched, you’ll see a screen with all your currently scheduled events and buttons for creating new events, removing and editing current events.

Creating a new event is simple with a user-friendly interface of Alarmed: press a button, chose what exactly will be done at that event and schedule a time.

Easy and effective, now you don’t need to constantly remind yourself to walk the dog or switch your profile to silent when you’re at a conference.

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