Colibri IMX6 cron / scheduler


Is there a system wide scheduler (cron) built into the default arm-angstrom-linux-gnueabi or console-trdx-image?

I would like to run a shell bash script every few hours and I would like to find out if there is a specific toolset that is available to help me.

Any suggestion or recommendation is appreciated.


Our demo images have neither a cron deamon installed nor activated. You could add the cronie package to the image to get one.

With systemd timer units coupled with a matching service file you can do time based activation of tasks.

Compare with /lib/systemd/system/systemd-tmpfiles-clean.service /lib/systemd/system/systemd-tmpfiles-clean.timer for an example.

Arch Linux provides a good introduction here.