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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. Automatic power-off is supported, but this feature is not recommended if users intend to log in to the system and not have it shut down on them.

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Recent releases

  •  16 Nov 2003 04:36

    Release Notes: This release fixes a bug that would cause all of the programs to crash if a recent version of the GNU C Library was used. The bug was due to a programming error in Shuriken, but the error was not detected with older versions of the GNU C Library.

    •  27 Oct 2003 08:35

      Release Notes: This release fixed a major bug that caused mustbeup to not function as advertised. Upgrading is strongly recommended.

      •  23 Oct 2003 08:09

        Release Notes: This release fixed a bug in mustbeup that caused it to report true when no time spans were defined in the uptab file. Several other small bugs were also fixed.

        •  07 Oct 2003 03:35

          Release Notes: This version fixes an error in the calculation of the system's real time clock driver's time zone that would cause the system to not power-on at the appropriate time. Additionally, uptabrtc now sets the RTC alarm even if no future time spans are defined in the uptab file.

          •  17 Aug 2003 18:35

            Release Notes: This release fixes many important bugs that allow mustbeup(8) and tryhalt(8) to function correctly. Several annoying bugs in the GUI have also been fixed.


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