Linked by Dedoimedo on Wed 8th Dec 2010 17:40 UTC
Linux Here's the latest in our new series on OS tips from power users: a seemingly trivial task. You have a computer, most likely a laptop, that you wish to keep suspended while you're not working. For example, let's say overnight. At the same time, you wish to run a handful of maintenance tasks, like backups and cleanup, which you don't normally do during the day. So you need a mechanism that will send your machine to sleep, wake it up when necessary, run cron jobs, then send it back to sleep again.
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Suspend
by vivainio on Thu 9th Dec 2010 09:19 UTC
vivainio
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2008-12-26

What if it's a laptop that is configured to suspend when lid is closed - and the lid is closed at the alarm time? Wakeup + suspend immediately?

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