atd

ATD(8)                     Linux Programmer's Manual                    ATD(8)



NAME
       atd - run 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 at; atd -s is equivalent
               to the old atrun command.  A script invoking atd -s is
               installed as /usr/sbin/atrun for backward compatibility.

FILES
       /var/spool/cron/atjobs The directory for storing jobs; this should be
       mode 700, owner daemon.

       /var/spool/cron/atspool The direcotry for storing output; this should
       be mode 700, owner daemon.

SEE ALSO
       at(1), atrun(1), cron(1), crontab(1), syslog(3)

BUGS
       The functionality of atd should be merged into cron(1).



local                              Mar 1997                             ATD(8)