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

echo "rm -rf /unwanted-but-large/folder" | batch
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.
Sample Output
job 6 at 2009-02-04 19:03

By: root
2009-02-04 19:07:52

What Others Think

Ding! There's a useless echo command. batch rm -rf /unwanted-but-large/folder will do the same thing.
honestpuck · 632 weeks and 5 days ago
Only the echo version works for me. Running the command after batch returns batch accepts no parameters Maybe a shell thing?
root · 632 weeks and 3 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
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looneyhans · 8 weeks and 5 days ago

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