atd man page
atd — run jobs queued for later execution
atd [-l load_avg] [-b batch_interval] [-d] [-f] [-n] [-s]
atd runs jobs queued by at(1).
Specifies a limiting load factor, over which batch jobs should not be run, instead of the compile-time choice of 0.8. For an SMP system with n CPUs, you will probably want to set this higher than n-1.
Specify the minimum interval in seconds between the start of two batch jobs (60 default).
Debug; print error messages to standard error instead of using syslog(3). This option also implies -f.
Run atd in the foreground.
Process the at/batch queue only once. This is primarily of use for compatibility with old versions of at; -n Append the hostname of the system to the subject of the e-mails sent by atd.
- atd -s
is equivalent to the old atrun command.
atd won't work if its spool directory is mounted via NFS even if no_root_squash is set.
/var/spool/at The directory for storing jobs; this should be mode 700, owner root.
/var/spool/at/spool The directory for storing output; this should be mode 700, owner root.
/etc/at.allow, /etc/at.deny determine who can use the at system.
at(1), at.deny(5), at.allow(5), cron(8), crontab(1), syslog(3).
The functionality of atd should be merged into cron(8).
at(1), at.allow(5), atrun(8).