Execute commands- at

Executes commands at a specified time. More information: at(1) — Arch manual pages.

  • Open an at prompt to create a new set of scheduled commands, press Ctrl + D to save and exit:

at {{hh:mm}}

  • Execute the commands and email the result using a local mailing program such as Sendmail:

at {{hh:mm}} -m

  • Execute a script at the given time:

at {{hh:mm}} -f {{path/to/file}}

  • Display a system notification at 11pm on February 18th:

echo "notify-send '{{Wake up!}}'" | at {{11pm}} {{Feb 18}}