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  1. [SOLVED] Re: Gnome-schedule: How do I schedule a task to recur on weekdays?

    The language error is not the computer's, it's the programmer's. And it's not a matter of technical jargon (as if that were a valid excuse), it's just wrong use of the language and should be put on...
  2. [SOLVED] Re: Gnome-schedule: How do I schedule a task to recur on weekdays?

    For what it's worth, I just realized where some of my bewilderment with gnome-schedule came from: where the recurring task dialog says "weekdays" what it really means is "days of the week". These are...
  3. [SOLVED] Re: Gnome-schedule: How do I schedule a task to recur on weekdays?

    Thanks for the suggestion, but Paddy's solution worked right off the bat :-)
  4. [SOLVED] Re: Gnome-schedule: How do I schedule a task to recur on weekdays?

    Thank you, that did the trick! Works with both the gedit and wine entries.
  5. [SOLVED] Re: Gnome-schedule: How do I schedule a task to recur on weekdays?

    Repeating from earlier:
    If someone could tell me what to do (not what to read) to make my tasks execute, I would be much obliged. The CronHowto page mentioned above is not written in a language I...
  6. [SOLVED] Re: Gnome-schedule: How do I schedule a task to recur on weekdays?

    You're right, and thanks for the reminder that politeness can help a lot. It's just a little frustrating when such a tiny tiny setting takes up half a day when I have work to do.

    There are...
  7. [SOLVED] Re: Gnome-schedule: How do I schedule a task to recur on weekdays?

    Not if you don't want to.
  8. [SOLVED] Re: Gnome-schedule: How do I schedule a task to recur on weekdays?

    If you don't want to help, no one is holding a gun to your head.

    So far my experience has been that lots of people actually do want to help. In fact lots of techies have plenty of understanding...
  9. [SOLVED] Re: Gnome-schedule: How do I schedule a task to recur on weekdays?

    My tasks execute fine when I test them with "Run selected task" gnome-schedule. If you're telling me that "Run selected task" is not an accurate test of the scheduler's function, then I guess this is...
  10. [SOLVED] Re: Gnome-schedule: How do I schedule a task to recur on weekdays?

    Again, we just differ and that's how humans are sometimes. I have no intention of reading the manual for a little utility that by all rights should be completely intuitive and should use English...
  11. [SOLVED] Re: Gnome-schedule: How do I schedule a task to recur on weekdays?

    I'm glad you see my point, and thanks for telling me how to exit the manual display.

    Now that I've got my tasks entered, I'm having the same problem as Onesimus: the tasks don't actually run!...
  12. [SOLVED] Re: Gnome-schedule: How do I schedule a task to recur on weekdays?

    Well this is proving futile. If you insist that "every day of month" is an accurate description of "not on Saturday and Sunday," then our use of language is probably too far apart for effective...
  13. [SOLVED] Re: Gnome-schedule: How do I schedule a task to recur on weekdays?

    Yes it is what? "Every day of month" accurately describes "weekdays"??
  14. [SOLVED] Re: Gnome-schedule: How do I schedule a task to recur on weekdays?

    That's right: if nothing is wrong, then I would rather it not tell me something is wrong.

    And here in the "Absolute Beginner Talk" forum, I think it's reasonable to expect support that is suitable...
  15. [SOLVED] Re: Gnome-schedule: How do I schedule a task to recur on weekdays?

    "Every day of month" means "every day of month," and that's not accurate.
  16. [SOLVED] Re: Gnome-schedule: How do I schedule a task to recur on weekdays?

    Yes I looked at man 5 crontab and found myself in a text display program that I didn't even know how to close without killing the terminal. I really have no interest in reading a whole manual to...
  17. [SOLVED] Re: Gnome-schedule: How do I schedule a task to recur on weekdays?

    I see that now. But what appalling design for a program to eject an error message in the midst of entering a valid expression!
  18. [SOLVED] Re: Gnome-schedule: How do I schedule a task to recur on weekdays?

    The instant you enter "m" for Monday, you get this error message:


    This is an invalid record! The problem could be in the Weekday field. Reason: m is not a number
  19. [SOLVED] Re: Gnome-schedule: How do I schedule a task to recur on weekdays?

    Thanks for the how-to, which is what I needed.

    I had experimented with entering different expressions in the "Weekday" field of the dialog, which I now see should be "1-5" for my purposes. But...
  20. [SOLVED] Re: Gnome-schedule: How do I schedule a task to recur on weekdays?

    Since you've never used it, you clearly don't know the problem I'm talking about.

    Could somebody who actually knows the answer to my question tell me please?
  21. [SOLVED] Re: Gnome-schedule: How do I schedule a task to recur on weekdays?

    No, it doesn't. If you know how, could you just tell me please?
  22. [SOLVED] Re: Gnome-schedule: How do I schedule a task to recur on weekdays?

    "gnome-schedule" is its name.
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    [gnome] Task scheduler not working

    I installed gnome-schedule and set up a recurring task by way of a test: it was to run gedit every minute. I ran the task manually from the task scheduler window to make sure it's set up correctly...
  24. Re: You should never have to type code into a Ubuntu computer

    Just want to give an "amen" to the sentiment in this thread's original posting. I love that it's free, too, but all the hours (whole days and weekends even!) spent googling for support is driving me...
  25. [SOLVED] Gnome-schedule: How do I schedule a task to recur on weekdays?

    The Recurring Task dialog comes pre-populated with asterisks in the Day, Month, and Weekday fields. What do I enter to make the task execute on weekdays? The skeletal help file is no help at all here.
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