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A technique for scheduling tasks to be run at a specific time or on a specific event.

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How can you schedule a computer to boot at a specific time?

Usually BIOSes have an option to schedule a time to which to boot at. Is there a Unix/Linux interface to specify the scheduled boot?
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Are there any Workload Management subsystems for Linux?

Asked this on superuser, got no response: Can anyone tell me of the status/state of WLM (Workload Management) kernel scheduler systems in Linux? Alternatively, any user-space process goal-based load ...
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How do I view the IO priority of a process?

How can I view the IO priority of a process? like to see for example if something has been ionice-ed.
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how to queue a command to run after another command finishes?

Sometimes I start a program that takes a very long time to finish (emerge), then realize that I should go to bed instead of waiting for it. If I know this in the first place I would run program; halt ...
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Scheduling commands by system inactivity

So cron or at can schedule our commands to run at the exact time we need them to, but can we schedule commands to run when systems are inactive? Something like: echo "some_commands" | when 'cpu ...
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Where are cron errors logged?

If I setup cron jobs incorrectly they appear to silently fail. Where should I look for an error log to understand what went wrong?