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at(1) [ultrix man page]

at(1)							      General Commands Manual							     at(1)

Name
       at, batch - execute commands at a later time

Syntax
       at time [day] [file]
       at -r job...
       at -l [job...]

       batch [file]

Description
       The  and commands use a copy of the named file (standard input default) as input to or at a later time.	A command to the current directory
       is inserted at the beginning, followed by assignments to all environment variables.  When the script is run, it uses the user and group	ID
       of the creator of the copy file.

       The command allows the user to specify when the commands should be executed, while jobs queued with execute when the load level of the sys-
       tem permits.

       The environment variables, current directory, and are retained when the commands are executed.  However, open files,  traps,  and  priority
       are lost.

       Users are permitted to use the and commands if their name appears in the file If that file does not exist, the file is checked to determine
       if the user should be denied access to and If neither file exists, only the superuser is allowed to submit a job.  If only the file  exists
       and is empty, global usage is permitted.  The files consist of one user name per line.

       The  time  is  1  to 4 digits.  It can, but does not have to be, followed by A, P, N or M which stand for AM, PM, noon or midnight, respec-
       tively. The A, P, N, and M suffixes are case-insensitive.  One and two digit numbers are interpreted as hours, three and four digits to	be
       hours  and  minutes. If three digits are specified, the first digit is interpreted to be an hour in the range 0-9, and the second and third
       digits as minutes.  If no letters follow the digits, a 24 hour clock time is presumed.

       In addition to 1-4 digits, and suffixes A, P, M, N, you can also specify:
       at hh:mm
       at h:mm
       at ham
       at hpm
       at noon
       at midnight

       The optional day is either a month name followed by a day number or by a day of the week.  If the word week  follows,  the  or  command	is
       invoked in seven days.  Both commands also recognize standard abbreviations for the days of the week and months of the year.  The following
       are examples of legitimate commands:
       at 8am jan 24

       at 1530 fr week

       The programs are executed by periodic execution of the command from The granularity of depends upon how often atrun is executed.  The  com-
       mand examines the file every minute.  The file determines when is executed.  The default is every 15 minutes on the 1/4 hour. Editing makes
       run more or less frequently.

       Standard output or error output is lost unless it is redirected.

       The and commands write the job number to standard error.

Options
       -r		   Removes jobs previously scheduled by or The number is the number reported at invocation by or  Only	the  superuser	is
			   allowed to remove another user's jobs.

       -l		   Lists all job numbers for all jobs submitted by the user issuing the command.  Even if the user is "root", only numbers
			   for jobs submitted by "root" are displayed.	To see the numbers of all jobs submitted, enter the following command:
			   % ls -l /usr/spool/at

Restrictions
       Due to the granularity of the execution of there may be bugs in scheduling jobs almost exactly 24 hours into the future.

Diagnostics
       Complains about various syntax errors and times that are out of range.

Files
       /usr/lib/atrun	   executor run by cron(8)

       in /usr/spool/at:
	    yy.ddd.hhhh.*  activity for year yy, day dd, hour hhhh.
	    lasttimedone   last hhhh
	    past	   activities in progress
       /usr/spool/at/at.allowlist of allowed users
       /usr/spool/at/at.denylist of denied users
       /usr/spool/at	   spool directory
       /usr/lib/cron	   XOPEN compatibility

See Also
       crontab(5), cron(8)

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