scripting Ctrl-D in a shell

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Old 02-08-2008
scripting Ctrl-D in a shell

Hi, I want to use the "at" command in a loop to start different processes every hour or so, but I don't know how to script a Ctrl-D so I can escape from the "at" after the last command I want to run and then go to the next command in the loop.


while [ $i -lt 3 ]
at now+"$i"min
cp file$i directory$i
##I want to put the Ctrl-D here so that the at command knows to stop after the cp ##command

So, can someone please tell me how to script a Ctrl-D??
Thanks so much!
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Old 02-08-2008
Originally Posted by etownbetty
Hi, I want to use the "at" command in a loop to start different processes every hour or so, but I don't know how to script a Ctrl-D so I can escape from the "at" after the last command I want to run and then go to the next command in the loop.
You do not need to use a ^D, because you can phrase the at-command in another way:

print - "command -options arguments" | at now+${var}min

Try it out on the command line:

print - "print hello world" | at now+1min

I hope this helps.

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Old 02-11-2008
Ctrl-D can be inserted in vi editor by the following way.

No blanks between Ctrl-v and Ctrl-d
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