specifying a day for at command

Drew Tomlinson drew at mykitchentable.net
Mon Jan 2 09:51:23 PST 2006

On 1/2/2006 9:20 AM Jim Pazarena said the following:

> I want to run a job every 00:05 sunday morning.
> It is a script which run for a few minutes, then
> attempts to re-submit itself via at.
> at the end of the script, it has:
> echo "/usr/local/bin/script" | at 00:05 sunday
> this produces an error message:
>   at:trying to travel back in time
> yes, cron could do it, but I would like to run it
> with at. on my old unix OS (SCO) I could enter
>  at 00:05 next sunday, which would work.
> trying:  at 00:05 + 7 days  (on sunday at approx 00:10)
>  gets queued for next Monday.
> is there a way to do this?

Just a guess.  What about 'at 00:05 + 6 days'?  I assume some sort of 
"rounding to the next full day" is making it schedule for Monday.



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