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Old 05-16-2008, 07:05 PM   #1
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at vs cron job


What is the differnece between at / con job? thanks in advance.

Old 05-16-2008, 07:07 PM   #2
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Basically that an at job is run once, while cron configuration is much more flexible. Have a look at man cron for more information, or Solaris documentation at docs.sun.con.
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at schedules a job to run once, while cron can be used to schedule a job to run at varying times in perpetuity. So, if you just need to run a job once overnight, while you're not in the office, at works. If you need it to run every night, you should use cron (or keep setting up at jobs

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