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19.2.2. Running the At Service

The At and Batch jobs are both picked by the atd service. This section provides information on how to start, stop, and restart the atd service, and shows how to configure it to start automatically at boot time.

19.2.2.1. Starting and Stopping the At Service

To determine if the service is running, use the following command:
systemctl status atd.service
To run the atd service in the current session, type the following at a shell prompt as root:
systemctl start atd.service
To configure the service to start automatically at boot time, use the following command as root:
systemctl enable atd.service

Note

It is recommended that you configure your system to start the atd service automatically at boot time.

19.2.2.2. Stopping the At Service

To stop the atd service, type the following at a shell prompt as root:
systemctl stop atd.service
To prevent the service from starting automatically at boot time, use the following command as root:
systemctl disable atd.service

19.2.2.3. Restarting the At Service

To restart the atd service, type the following at a shell prompt as root:
systemctl restart atd.service
This command stops the service and starts it again in quick succession.