There is one way, although there are some dependencies
attached to the at
- This information was found in the Solaris (Unix) man
pages. There may be Linux equivalents.
- There are conditions attached to the existence and contents
two files, /usr/lib/cron/at.allow and /usr/lib/cron/at.deny.
Users are permitted to use at and batch (see below) if their
name appears in the file /usr/lib/cron/at.allow. If that
file does not exist, the file /usr/lib/cron/at.deny is
checked to determine if the user should be denied access to
at. If neither file exists, only a user with the
solaris.jobs.user authorization is allowed to submit a job.
If only at.deny exists and is empty, global usage is permit-
ted. The at.allow and at.deny files consist of one user name
One example they give is:
Example 3: Self-rescheduling a job
Of course, you could talk to the sys admin and request the
priviledge of using crontab, at or batch.
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