Motion - Support Question 2009x 08x 21x 164243

Have motion run only at certain times.


How can i get motion to only record during certain hours? I only want it to run from 10:00 PM to 8:00 pm. I tried searching but no luck.

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Motion version:
ffmpeg version: libavutil version: 49.0.0 libavcodec version: 51.7.0 libavformat version: 50.3.0
Libraries: ffmpeg, mysql, postgresql
Server OS: Ubuntu 9

-- CityEats - 21 Aug 2009


- Quick and dirty solution : in your crontab file, (crontab -e) insert these 2 lines :

00 22 * * * /usr/local/bin/motion

00 20 * * * /usr/local/bin/

(you solely requested : I only want it to run from 10:00 PM to 8:00 pm, aka 22 hours per day...)

- is a shell script with these content :


killall motion

killall motion

killall motion

-- FlorinAnton - 21 Aug 2009 is a shell script and should therefore be in the bin directory not the etc.

You will need to set the permissions on by using the following

chmod a+x /usr/local/bin/

-- SpencerMarshall - 29 Apr 2010
Topic revision: r4 - 02 May 2010, AngelCarpintero
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