Raspberry Pi – configure automatically daily restart / reboot with cron

A nice thing is the ability to perform actions automatically to defined times with the cron daemon.

A helpful introduction about cron can be found here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/linux/usage/cron.md
Those like me who has difficulty to use with vi, can be pleased, because the necessary command to configure sudo crontab -e opens the nano editor.

Should, for example, the Raspberry Pi do every day at 14:44 clock a healthy reboot, you have to add following to the crontab of the root user (with sudo).

17:10:33|pi@raspberrypi:~|$ sudo crontab -e
# For more information see the manual pages of crontab(5) and cron(8)
#
# m h  dom mon dow   command
44 14 * * * /sbin/shutdown -r now

Now, the system should make every day at 14:44 o clock a reboot.

Raspberry Pi – configure automatically daily restart / reboot with cron was last modified: February 2nd, 2017 by Henry Koch

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