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How can I schedule a command using at without having to include the command in a distict file, neither from the mini at shell that reads from standard input?

That is I want to execute the command

find /path -name "pattern" > output.lst 

after X minutes.

A plausible try was

at now +X minutes find /path -name "pattern" > output.lst

but obviously it did not work.

If you are wondering why I want something like this, is because I want to include it within a scirpt where X and "pattern" are parameters.

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at read the command from standard input (or a file if you specify it with -f).

This should work:

echo 'find /path -name "pattern" > output.lst' | at now +X minutes
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Right on! Thx!!! –  yannisf Dec 15 '11 at 14:04

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