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Usage of at.allow

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Usage of at.allow


I am new to HPUX.Can some one explain what is the use of at.allow.

what will happen if i remove few users from the at.allow file

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Re: Usage of at.allow

You may be familiar with cron, the system for repeating scheduled jobs. There is also another way to schedule jobs that is more suitable for "one-shot" scheduling: the "at" and "batch" commands. The /usr/lib/cron/at.allow file, together with /usr/lib/cron/at.deny file, control which users are allowed to use these commands.

See "man at" for a full description on how at.deny and at.allow files interact.

Basically, if the at.allow file exists, users listed in it are allowed to schedule jobs using the "at" and "batch" commands. If the file is deleted, only the superuser (root) can use these commands.