ATRUN(8)                NetBSD System Manager's Manual                ATRUN(8)

NAME
     atrun -- run jobs queued for later execution

SYNOPSIS
     atrun [-l load_avg] [-d]

DESCRIPTION
     atrun runs jobs queued by at(1).  Root's crontab(5) must contain the
     line:

     */10    *       *       *       *       /usr/libexec/atrun

     so that atrun gets called every ten minutes.

     At every invocation, every job in lowercase queues whose starting time
     has passed is started.  A maximum of one batch job (denoted by uppercase
     queues) is started each time atrun is invoked.

OPTIONS
     -l load_avg
             Specifies a limiting load factor, over which batch jobs should
             not be run, instead of the compiled-in value of 1.5.

     -d      Debug; print error messages to standard error instead of using
             syslog(3).

WARNINGS
     For atrun to work, a cron(8) daemon needs to be running.

FILES
     /var/at/spool  Directory containing output spool files
     /var/at/jobs   Directory containing job files

SEE ALSO
     at(1), crontab(1), syslog(3), crontab(5), cron(8)

AUTHORS
     Thomas Koenig <ig25@rz.uni-karlsruhe.de>

BUGS
     The functionality of atrun should be merged into cron(8).

NetBSD 6.0                      April 12, 1995                      NetBSD 6.0

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