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at command giving me garbled time

im using





ubuntu$ at

Garbled time


how do i reset the at command so i can use it again it is stuck at garbled time.


  • is their a way to use
    zenity --info --text="test" instead of notify-send 'yay'

    in the command

    at 18:17
    warning: commands will be executed using /bin/sh
    at> notify-send 'yay'
  • i was told that to get zenity to work i had to Throw it into a script file and run it as:
    at -f /path/to/script.sh 18:17

    what would the script look like? the best i can do is

    echo 'notify-send'
    read date
    at $date

    their has to be an easyer way to write the script
  • mfillpot
    mfillpot Posts: 2,177
    If the command "zenity --info --text="test" instead of notify-send 'yay'" is what you are trying to launch using at then you would want to create a bash script file (lets name it script.sh) with the following contents:
    zenity --info --text="test" instead of notify-send 'yay' #put your shell commands here

    Then you would set it to run using at by using the syntax you used above "at -f /path/to/script.sh 18:17". Also don't forget to make the script executable to the user account that is calling it through the at command.


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