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this is what I'm trying to do

on Avgust 16 , Monday (this year) I want to move /etc/smb/smb.conf to /home/smb.conf

will this do ?

30 * 16 Avg Mon * root mv /etc/smb/smb.conf /home/smb.conf

this also removes /etc/smb/smb.conf right ? (with the move command)

Robert B
You would use at to do that ....

The command would be:

at 10am aug 24 (and then press enter)
/bin/mv /etc/smb/smb.conf /home/smb.conf (then press enter)
(then press ctrl-d to close the at prompt)

Then do atq and press enter and you should see this:

13 2004-08-24 10:00 a root

(your job may not be number 13 ... but the rest should be the same)

If you want to remove the job, do:

atrm 13
Thank you very-very much!,

do I need to have crontab enabled for at to run properly ? (currently crontab is off)

Robert B
yes ... crontab must be on ... and also:
      The superuser may use these commands in any  case.  For  other  users,
      permission  to  use  at  is  determined  by the files /etc/at.allow and

      If the file /etc/at.allow exists, only usernames mentioned  in  it  are
      allowed to use at.

      If  /etc/at.allow  does not exist, /etc/at.deny is checked, every user-
      name not mentioned in it is then allowed to use at.

      If neither exists, only the superuser is allowed use of at.

      An empty /etc/at.deny means that every user is allowed use  these  com-
      mands, this is the default configuration.

(This is for the redhat versions of at)

one more question,

do I need some aditional settings in crontab, like run at... or whatever command is required in order to be sure that at will complete the job when the date comes.

Robert B
Nope ... it should work.

Try the tests I posted in the other at thread to make sure it will work....
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