Tuesday, 28 February 2012

At Command Examples

The 'at' command basically executes a command at a specified time, surprisingly useful if you need to print something in a certain time slot and you're useless at remembering stuff..

The Below command will run the jobtodo script at 15:00:

at -m 15:00 < jobtodo.sh  

To list all jobs scheduled run this:

at -l

to remove jobs (job 3 for example):

atrm 3

To be honest if you want something that will run every day your better off looking at crontab. But if you after something quick and simple this will do just nicely. I use this command at work for running scripts at set times of the day, that way I wont forget.

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