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Executing jobs once (or twice...)


The at command and friends are covered here.
You know you can schedule recurring jobs with the cron command. What if you want to run a certain command just once, or a limited number of times, but still at times when it is inconvenient to type in the command interactively? You could always add the command to the crontab and then remove it later. But there is also a tool that is made for this job: the at command.
 read more | score:5241 | -Ray, May 30, 2006
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