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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RE: Script to "wake at" easily
by Karitku on Thu 9th Dec 2010 09:21 UTC in reply to "Script to "wake at" easily"
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Thanks for extra info, really helped. Hopefully this will become standard feature in OS itself(well distro atleast) with easy UI. In future corporations might want this kind a feature to low down energy use. Having work machines start and shutdown automaticly in certain times would save tons of energy. It's so common to see people just leave PCs open for whole night, doing nothing.

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