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Old 03-17-2007, 04:09 AM   #1
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'at' command does not work anymore

Whenever I try and schedule a job to run at a particular time, it does not run. If I type 'jobs' immediately after giving the command, I get no message:
$at now+1min
warning: commands will be executed using (in order) a) $SHELL b) login shell c) /bin/sh
at> update
at> <EOT>
job 88 at 2007-03-17 13:39
Old 03-17-2007, 09:48 AM   #2
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The jobs command will not show jobs being executed through the at queue. The jobs command shows child processes that were created using the ampersand on the command line as in:
command &
Jobs in the at queue can be seen, at least for a few minutes, by using the atq command. Once the job has been started it can be seen using the ps -C command as in:
ps -C command
where command is the name of the executable that you started with the at command.

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Old 03-17-2007, 12:05 PM   #3
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Yes, thank you for your help.


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