systemd.timer: Get next start time from unit being run?

Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek zbyszek at
Wed Nov 26 13:01:25 UTC 2014

On Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 08:21:38PM -0500, Sam Varshavchik wrote:
> Richard Shaw writes:
> >I've got a TV schedule grabber script that needs to be run on a
> >more or less daily basis. That would be good enough, but the
> >script suggests a next start time in it's output when it
> >completes.
> >
> >
> >If I can figure out a way to pull that time from the script, is
> >there a way to pass that to systemd?
No, unfortunately. If you use system, I don't see a better way than
to construct a timer unit for the specified time (in /run probably)
and start it.

> How about using at(1) to schedule the next script run?
That might be nicer to user.


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