at-3.2.1

Introduction to at

The at package provide delayed job execution and batch processing. It is required for Linux Standards Base (LSB) conformance.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-10.0 platform.

Package Information

at Dependencies

Required

An MTA

Optional

Linux-PAM-1.4.0

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/at

Installation of at

Before building at, as the root user you should create the group and user atd which will run the atd daemon:

groupadd -g 17 atd                                                  &&
useradd -d /dev/null -c "atd daemon" -g atd -s /bin/false -u 17 atd

Install at with the following commands:

./configure --with-daemon_username=atd        \
            --with-daemon_groupname=atd       \
            --with-jobdir=/var/spool/atjobs   \
            --with-atspool=/var/spool/atspool \
            SENDMAIL=/usr/sbin/sendmail       &&
make -j1

To test the results, issue: make test.

Now, as the root user:

make install docdir=/usr/share/doc/at-3.2.1 \
             atdocdir=/usr/share/doc/at-3.2.1

Configuring at

Config Files

/etc/at.allow and /etc/at.deny determines who can submit jobs via at or batch.

Linux PAM Configuration

If At has been built with Linux PAM support, you need to create a PAM configuration file, to get it working correctly with BLFS.

Issue the following commands as the root user to create the configuration file for Linux PAM:

cat > /etc/pam.d/atd << "EOF"
# Begin /etc/pam.d/atd

auth required pam_unix.so
account required pam_unix.so
password required pam_unix.so
session required pam_unix.so

# End /etc/pam.d/atd
EOF

Boot Script

Install the /etc/init.d/atd init script from the blfs-bootscripts-20200818 package.

make install-atd

Contents

Installed Programs: at, atd, atq (symlink), atrm (symlink), atrun, and batch
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: /usr/share/doc/at-3.2.1

Short Descriptions

at

queues, examines or deletes jobs for later execution.

atd

is the daemon that runs jobs queued for later execution.

atq

lists the user's pending jobs, or all jobs, if superuser.

atrm

deletes jobs, identified by their job number.

atrun

runs jobs queued for later execution.

batch

is a script that executes commands when system load levels permit.

Last updated on 2020-08-17 01:07:50 -0500