|Summary:||Unable to look at "at" jobs without being root|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Stephen Rasku <redhat>|
|Component:||at||Assignee:||Jason Vas Dias <jvdias>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:||Mike McLean <mikem>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2005-06-03 19:36:39 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Stephen Rasku 2003-03-07 20:20:55 UTC
Description of problem: If you enter an at job from the command line, you will not be able to look at what the job does without becoming root. You can use atq to determine when a job will execute but not what it will do. Even if you know the name of the file in /var/spool/at (which isn't displayed by atq), you still can't view it because of the permissions. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: 100% Expected results: atq should display the name of a file that is viewable by the user or there should be an "atcat" command which will display the contents of the file when given the specified at job number. Additional info: In Solaris 7, atq displays: Rank Execution Date Owner Job Queue Job Name 1st Mar 8, 2003 06:11 stephen 1047132712.a a stdin 2nd Mar 8, 2003 07:10 stephen 1047136255.a a stdin 3rd Mar 9, 2003 06:11 stephen 1047219109.a a stdin 4th Mar 9, 2003 07:10 stephen 1047222647.a a stdin 5th Mar 10, 2003 06:11 stephen 1047305511.a a stdin 6th Mar 10, 2003 06:12 stephen 1047305530.a a stdin 7th Mar 10, 2003 07:10 stephen 1047309049.a a stdin 8th Mar 10, 2003 07:11 stephen 1047309060.a a stdin 9th Mar 11, 2003 06:11 stephen 1047391918.a a stdin 10th Mar 11, 2003 07:11 stephen 1047395474.a a stdin 11th Mar 12, 2003 06:11 stephen 1047478312.a a stdin 12th Mar 12, 2003 07:10 stephen 1047481855.a a stdin 13th Mar 13, 2003 06:11 stephen 1047564709.a a stdin 14th Mar 13, 2003 07:10 stephen 1047568247.a a stdin 15th Mar 14, 2003 06:11 stephen 1047651111.a a stdin 16th Mar 14, 2003 07:10 stephen 1047654649.a a stdin I can then do: cat /var/spool/cron/atjobs/1047654649.a to display the contents of the job.
Comment 1 Jens Petersen 2003-03-19 06:44:06 UTC
I'm not sure what the full implications of lightening the permissions on /var/spool/at/ would be (say to 701), but perhaps "atcat" would be more useful anyway? "atcat" would also mean users wouldn't have to see the actual job filenames themselves making the "interface" more opaque.
Comment 2 Jason Vas Dias 2005-06-03 19:36:39 UTC
Just clearing out old bugs here. This problem does appear to be fixed with latest versions of at in all releases . atq lets you see all the jobs in your queue - only root may look at jobs in other queues. at -c <job id> does output the job contents correctly to non-root users.