Wednesday, September 12, 2007

AT Your Service

Many of us who experienced UNIX/Linux, miss a simple command line to allow us to schedule tasks (like cron).
Yes, we have that annoying "Windows Scheduler" console. But it's hard to navigate and harder to debug ("what? The backup process didn't run the last 30 nights???").
The little known command AT allows you to schdule any process, batch or script from the command line. You can find all the instructions here, or you can type AT /? at a command prompt.
This can also allow you to programmatically schedule tasks from within other applictons.

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