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Managing System Information, Processes, and Performance in Oracle Solaris 11.1     Oracle Solaris 11.1 Information Library
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1.  Managing System Information (Tasks)

2.  Managing System Processes (Tasks)

3.  Monitoring System Performance (Tasks)

4.  Scheduling System Tasks (Tasks)

Ways to Automatically Executing System Tasks

For Scheduling Repetitive Jobs: crontab

For Scheduling a Single Job: at

Scheduling System Tasks

Creating and Editing crontab Files (Task Map)

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

Scheduling Tasks by Using the at Command

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

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


Chapter 4

Scheduling System Tasks (Tasks)

This chapter describes how to schedule routine or single (one-time) system tasks by using the crontab and at commands.

This chapter also explains how to control access to these commands by using the following files:

This is a list of the information that is in this chapter: