Unix scheduler other than Cron

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Old 02-27-2008
Unix scheduler other than Cron

Do any one know any way of scheduling jobs on Unix without using cron as thats not supported within the company
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Old 02-27-2008
The at command. man at

However if cron is turned off for security reasons, at is also turned off as well.
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Old 02-27-2008
there is a tool called "anacron"... maybe this works?

anacron - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 02-27-2008
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man at command is working, how can i schedule a job using this. Do you have any tutorial which i could read

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Old 02-27-2008
at doesn't work if cron is disabled...
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Old 02-27-2008
Originally Posted by Yziee
man at command is working, how can i schedule a job using this. Do you have any tutorial which i could read
echo who | at now

The man page should give a lot of insight, at isn't really a reoccurring task like cron is. Are you not happy with cron for some reason? There aren't replacements of it for a very good reason obviously.

Dont forget the @reboot like names as well.
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