The Linux/Unix Command: atd

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The Linux/Unix command atd runs jobs queued for later execution.

Synopsis

atd [-l load_avg] [-b batch_interval] [-d] [-s]  

Description

atd runs jobs queued by at(1).

Options

-l

Specifies a limiting load factor, over which batch jobs should not be run, instead of the compile-time choice of 0.8. For an SMP system with n CPUs, you will probably want to set this higher than n-1.

-b

Specifiy the minimum interval in seconds between the start of two batch jobs (60 default).

-d

Debug; print error messages to standard error instead of using syslog(3).

-s

Process the at/batch queue only once. This is primarily of use for compatibility with old versions of atatd -s is equivalent to the old atrun command. A script invoking atd -s is installed as /usr/sbin/atrun for backward compatibility.

Warning

atd won't work if its spool directory is mounted via NFS even if no_root_squash is set.  

See Also

at(1), atrun(1), cron(8), crontab(1)

Important: Use the man command (% man) to see how a command is used on your particular computer.