UNIX at command Y2K problem

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Has anyone using UNIX been unable to use the at command? Upon entering at the message at:bad year is returned. We are using the sleep command to execute backup functions previously done with at. Has anyone come up with another solution other Than upgrading UNIX?

Yes this is a Y2K problem for those wondering.

-- Ed (ed@lizzardranch.com), January 04, 2000


had to write (in c) and compile (using cc) and test a new version for sco . ran into some lib troubles. Testing was a pig. Took all sunday afternoon. some other problems arising......

-- cliff in oly wa (chigh@vallier.com), January 04, 2000.

argh... I though UNIX was immune. Is that incorrect?



-- Mike Taylor (mtdesign3@aol.com), January 04, 2000.

% at 11:23
% at> date > /tmp/foobar
% at>
% cat /tmp/foobar Tue Jan 4 11:23:00 PST 2000
Normally one gives some details of software and hardware versions and the exact command given, but what the heck, this is the forum where Bruce Beach was given credence.


-- Bradley K. Sherman (bks@netcom.com), January 04, 2000.

What version of UNIX? Who's? If it's HP-UX or SunOS/Solaris there are patches available. Try their web sites. www.hp.com and www.sun.com.

Watch six and keep your...

-- eyes_open (best@wishes.all), January 04, 2000.

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