Use Zeit to plan commands and scripts in Linux (GUI for Cron and At)

Zeitgeist Qt GUI for cron with at , Which allows you to schedule regular or one-time tasks. The app also allows setting alarms and timers.

Other features include the ability to add, edit and delete environment variables for crontab, and optional PolKit support for root operations.

To add a new cron job using Zeit, click Add Task Click the button on its taskbar, and you will enter a dialog box that allows you to run a command or script at a specified time interval.

Zeit's new cron task

If you choose Basic , You can set the task to run every minute, hourly, daily, weekly or monthly, or Advanced Enter a more specific interval.

If you go View Menu and select Nonperiod Commands , You can arrange at Commands; these are the commands you set to execute only once:

Zeit scheduling commands

Zeit can also schedule alerts:

Times alert

inside New Alarm In the dialog box, you can select the player and sound to be used for the alarm, as well as the date and time when the alarm should run.

The timer function is also available.of New Timer The dialog box allows you to set the player and sound file, the running time, and the options for displaying OSD notifications.

The application is simple and designed to get the job done. Maybe it’s too simple-I want to see a calendar from which I can choose when to run the job. But even so, I believe many people will find it useful. Especially because there are not so many desktop tools-for example, Gnome Schedule has not been developed for a long time.

Download Zeit

For Ubuntu 20.10 and 20.04 and Linux distributions based on these versions (Pop!_OS, Linux Mint, Zorin OS, etc.), there is a Zeit PPA You can use it to install can Download DEB Package instead of adding PPA (zeit and libcrontab0 are needed if needed).

On other Linux distributions, you need set up It comes from the source.


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