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Old 08-15-2011
Crontab - wrote Simple Script but i cant work out how to play it at a certain time.

Hi everyone. Silly might be silly be I'm still new to bash. I'm trying to make an Alarm Clock for in the morning using my laptop i have wrote this Simple Script but i cant work out how to play it at a certain time.


cd /home/josh/Music/Bruno_Mars/Hooligans/

cvlc The_lazy_song.m4a

Can some please help.

Thanks in advance Josh
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Old 08-15-2011
Read the below post and setup your cront entry.

Linux Crontab: 15 Awesome Cron Job Examples (link removed)

Lot of Alarm softwares are available for linux. Just try that also.
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Old 08-15-2011
Thanks alot. Smilie
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Old 08-15-2011
Also, make sure your script is executable
chmod u+x

and try to run it from CL manually:
cd /path/to/script

before sticking it into crontab
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Old 08-15-2011
10 13 * * * /home/josh/Alram_Clock

It doesn't seem to work. I'm i doing it wrong.
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Old 08-15-2011
does it work from CL, if you just type in terminal

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Old 08-15-2011

Turn your computer into a digital radio alarm clock

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