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> Start And Stop Process At A Certain Time?
post Sep 1 2003, 05:45 PM
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I want to be able to have a sort of alarm clock that will play a xmms playlist at a certain time for a certain length of time.

IE..start @6am play a playlist for 1hour and then stop until next time set.

Is this possible???


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post Sep 1 2003, 07:14 PM
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You will need to use the crontab (cronological table) to do that ... and you will need to be able to pass in a playlist to XMMS via the command line....

so to do this, you would edit your crontab with the command crontab -e

then you would enter the following lines (first type i if vim is you editor)

15 07 * * 1-5 /usr/bin/xmms --play /mnt/server1/archive/Music/
00 12 * * 1-5 /usr/bin/xmms -t
00 13 * * 1-5 /usr/bin/xmms -t
00 16 * * 1-5 killall /usr/bin/xmms

That will start playing at 07:15 on monday thru friday, and add all the songs in the directory /mnt/server1/archive/Music/ .... stop playing at 12:00pm and restart at 13:00pm and exit xmms at 16:00pm... all on monday to friday, local PC time.

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