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Linux.com: CLI Magic: at Tricks

Aug 16, 2005, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Alexander Bain)

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"Are you looking for a reliable scheduler to help you automate your processes? You may not realize it, but you have a useful command-line tool for scheduling jobs at your fingertips--at.

"at does exactly what it sounds like--it does a job at a set time. For instance, the command who > /tmp/who-list.tmp | at 16:30 September 1 will run who, save the output in a file (/tmp/who-list.tmp), and do it at 16:30 on September 1 of the current year. If you want to run it for a future year, you can specify the year on the command line after the day of the month..."

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