Deraj DeZine

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An XML-based uptime scheduler for Linux

Shuriken is an XML-based tool for Linux system administrators to set up spans of time when the system should be up. Using the RTC daily alarm (requires BIOS, hardware, Linux support), the system will automatically power on (if it is off) for these intervals. The man pages provide all the documentation for the tools provided.

Releases: Version 1.2 Released

Last Modified: 2003-08-14T06:15Z

Today I tried to actually use Shuriken with another piece of software (furious_tv to be exact) and I ran into a number of problems, the largest of which being that tryhalt(8) did not work as advertised.

Version 1.2 features a fixed tryhalt(8) script as well as a few other bug fixes. I also updated the GUI a bit (now you can double-click on a row in the list view to get a properties dialog--same number of clicks, but much less mouse movement and hand-eye coordination required =)

Also, if it wasn't clear from my story above, furious_tv, though not yet released, is (to my knowledge), the first application that supports Shuriken's uptime scheduling capabilities. furious_tv is a personal video recorder (PVR) backend that uses XMLTV, SQLite, and Shuriken to automatically power on a Linux system and execute commands to grab video off of a TV card for shows that have been marked to be recorded.