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.Dd March 9, 2008
.Dt ATRUN 8
.Os "Mac OS X"
.Sh NAME
.Nm atrun
.Nd run jobs queued for later execution
.Sh SYOPSIS
.Nm atrun
.Sh DESCRIPTION
The
.Nm atrun
utility runs commands queued by
.Xr at 1 .
It is invoked periodically by
.Xr launchd 8
as specified in the 
.Pa com.apple.atrun.plist
property list.
By default the property list contains the
.Em Disabled 
key set to true, so
.Nm atrun 
is never invoked.
.Pp
Execute the following command as root to enable
.Nm atrun :
.Dl "launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.atrun.plist"
.Pp
.Sh FILES
.Bl -tag -width /var/at/lockfile -compact
.It Pa /var/at/jobs
Directory containing job files
.It Pa /var/at/spool
Directory containing output spool files
.It Pa /var/at/lockfile
Job-creation lock file.
.El
.Sh SEE ALSO
.Xr at 1 ,
.Xr launchd 8
.Sh AUTHOR
.Bl -tag
Thomas Koenig, ig25@rz.uni-karlsruhe.de
.El