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ATRUN(8)                  BSD 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) file /etc/crontab has to contain the line

     */5     *       *       *       *       root    /usr/libexec/atrun

     so that atrun gets invoked every five minutes.

     At every invocation, atrun will start all the jobs in the lowercase
     queues whose start time has elapsed.  In addition, if the load average
     over the last minute was less than the specified limit then a maximum of
     one batch job (denoted by the uppercase queues) is started.

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

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

WARNINGS
     For atrun to work, you have to start up a cron(8) daemon.

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)

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

BSD                             April 12, 1995                             BSD