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About This Book

1.  Locating Information About Oracle Solaris Commands

2.  Managing User Accounts and Groups (Overview)

3.  Managing User Accounts and Groups (Tasks)

4.  Booting and Shutting Down an Oracle Solaris System

5.  Working With Oracle Configuration Manager

6.  Managing Services (Overview)

7.  Managing Services (Tasks)

8.  Using the Fault Manager

9.  Managing System Information (Tasks)

10.  Managing System Processes (Tasks)

11.  Monitoring System Performance (Tasks)

12.  Managing Software Packages (Tasks)

13.  Managing Disk Use (Tasks)

14.  Scheduling System Tasks (Tasks)

Creating and Editing crontab Files (Task Map)

Ways to Automatically Execute System Tasks

For Scheduling Repetitive Jobs: crontab

For Scheduling a Single Job: at

Scheduling a Repetitive System Task (cron)

Inside a crontab File

How the cron Daemon Handles Scheduling

Syntax of crontab File Entries

Creating and Editing crontab Files

How to Create or Edit a crontab File

How to Verify That a crontab File Exists

Displaying crontab Files

How to Display a crontab File

Removing crontab Files

How to Remove a crontab File

Controlling Access to the crontab Command

How to Deny crontab Command Access

How to Limit crontab Command Access to Specified Users

How to Verify Limited crontab Command Access

Using the at Command (Task Map)

Scheduling a Single System Task (at)

Description of the at Command

Controlling Access to the at Command

How to Create an at Job

How to Display the at Queue

How to Verify an at Job

How to Display at Jobs

How to Remove at Jobs

How to Deny Access to the at Command

How to Verify That at Command Access Is Denied

15.  Setting Up and Administering Printers by Using CUPS (Tasks)

16.  Managing the System Console, Terminal Devices, and Power Services (Tasks)

17.  Managing System Crash Information (Tasks)

18.  Managing Core Files (Tasks)

19.  Troubleshooting System and Software Problems (Tasks)

20.  Troubleshooting Miscellaneous System and Software Problems (Tasks)


Using the at Command (Task Map)

For Instructions
Create an at job.

Use the atcommand to do the following:

  • Start the at utility from the command line.
  • Type the commands or scripts that you want to execute, one per line.

  • Exit the at utility and save the job.

Display the at queue.
User the atq command to display the at queue.
Verify an at job.
Use the atq command to confirm that at jobs that belong to a specific user have been submitted to the queue.
Display at jobs.
Use the at -l [job-id] command to display at jobs that have been submitted to the queue.
Remove at jobs.
Use the at -r [job-id] command to remove at jobs from the queue.
Deny access to the at command.
To deny users access to the atcommand, edit the /etc/cron.d/at.deny file.