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 1.3 Released

Last Modified: 2003-08-16T22:22Z

I guess the last release of Shuriken was made prematurely; there were still a number of bugs that needed to be fixed. Of course, I didn't realize that at the time and I assumed that all of my code worked as I expected it to.

Anyway, Shuriken Version 1.3 is now here and it includes many bug fixes. I have now successfully been using Shuriken for a few days and (finally!) everything seems to be working well.

This release is being made in preparation for the first public release of furious_tv, a personal video recorder (PVR) backend that uses SQLite, XMLTV, and Shuriken to automatically power-on for scheduled recordings (a separate video grabber such as FFmpeg or NVrec is required).