How to implement simple job queue on Linux/Unix
September 17, 2009 10 Comments
I need a simple job queue. I would like to have a system _similar_ to the ‘at’ command, with the difference that it does not execute the job at a specific time, but queues jobs into a queue, and executes one after the other. Even though ‘man at’ says it uses queues, they are not behaving like queues. It should be almost a nobrainer to implement, but I feel there should be a Unix command to do just that. Any ideas?