'at now' not working as expected
mad at madpilot.net
Sat Oct 4 12:04:13 UTC 2008
Jeff Richards wrote:
> When I try to schedule something immediately with an 'at now' command it appears to queue up but can wait multiple minutes before actually executing.
> Is there something I have missed with FreeBSD's version of at? I've used 'at now' with AIX, Linux, and OpenBSD and it immediately executes for those systems.
> I am running FreeBSD 7.0 stable.
atrun is launched from crontab with a 5 minute granularity. So I think
that at now can launch command with at most a 5 minutes delay.
If this is a problem you can make atrun be launched every minute
reconfiguring the crontab and you will wait at mosta one minute.
This is explained in the at(1) man page.
I don't know about other systems at setup.
Guido Falsi <mad at madpilot.net>
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