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Run a command only when load average is below a certain threshold

Terminal - Run a command only when load average is below a certain threshold
echo "rm -rf /unwanted-but-large/folder" | batch
2009-02-04 19:07:52
User: root
Functions: echo
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Run a command only when load average is below a certain threshold

Good for one off jobs that you want to run at a quiet time. The default threshold is a load average of 0.8 but this can be set using atrun.

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Ding! There's a useless echo command.

batch rm -rf /unwanted-but-large/folder

will do the same thing.

Comment by honestpuck 330 weeks and 4 days ago

Only the echo version works for me. Running the command after batch returns

batch accepts no parameters

Maybe a shell thing?

Comment by root 330 weeks and 2 days ago

reading the man page for batch reveals:

"at and batch read commands from standard input or a specified file which are to be executed at a later time"

so, echo command is not useless at all. In the standard Unix/Linux environment batch is not taking command to execute from its command line

Comment by vleolml 320 weeks and 5 days ago

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