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I am running a bunch of simulations on several machines. Each of these machines posts a "request" to a server, which then sshes back into this machine to schedule a run of the appropriate simulation.
For example:

machine1 posts a request
server sshes into machine1 and schedules a run of simulation1

machine3 posts a request
server sshes into machine3 and schedules a run of simulation2

machine2 posts a request
server sshes into machine2 and schedules a run of simulation3

… and so on.

The scheduling of the running of a simulation is done by using the at command on linux. Since some of the computers that I'm using to run these simulations use windows (university computer, so I can't wipe and install linux), I installed Cygwin. The problem is that I had to install a minimal version of Cygwin, which I didn't know at the time, didn't include the at command. Now, I want to install the at command.

I'm open to reinstalling Cygwin if I really have to, though I'd prefer a solution that doesn't require me to do so.

How can I get the at command working on Cygwin?

I tried using apt-cyg (apt-cyg install at), but that didn't work. I think the problem is that I don't know what package the at command is located in.

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Actualy when you run the setup again it will detect the current version and you can just add packages.

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Which package contains the at command? –  inspectorG4dget Dec 17 '12 at 20:06
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The unix at command does not appear installable on Cygwin. However, there does exist and at command with a slightly different syntax (same functionality) built into windows, which is what Cygwin uses. This is already installed with a default Cygwin install

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