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atd - Unix, Linux Command
.Id $Id: atd.8.in,v 1.6 1997/09/28 20:00:26 ig25 Exp $
atd - run jobs queued for later execution
atd [-l load_avg] [-b batch_interval] [-d] [-s] [-n]
atd runs jobs queued by
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
Specifiy the minimum interval in seconds between the start of two
batch jobs (60 default).
Debug; print error messages to standard error instead of using
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
A script invoking
atd -s is installed as
/usr/sbin/atrun for backward compatibility.
Dont fork option.
atd wont work if its spool directory is mounted via NFS even if
no_root_squash is set.
/var/spool/at The directory for storing jobs; this should be mode 700, owner
/var/spool/at/spool The directory for storing output; this should be mode 700, owner
/etc/at.allow, /etc/at.deny determine who can use the
The functionality of
atd should be merged into