Batch jobs using at

Change to root user in SuSE

su -

In ubuntu use sudo before every administrative task. To install packages inubuntu use sudo apt-get install packagename

sudo apt-get install atd

To schedule a task using at, first make sure you have the service running on you machine.

service atd status

If its not installed, for SuSE you use zypper

zypper in atd

If it's not running start the service

service atd start

Make it start every time the machine boots

chkconfig atd on

To copy your home folder to a backup directory at 23:00 at night as root user type at and  and then the command

at 23:00

Then once you have the at> prompt type your command

at>cp -R /home /backups