Bug 206577 - Invalid date syntax in at command not detected
Invalid date syntax in at command not detected
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: at (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Marcela Mašláňová
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Reported: 2006-09-14 23:52 EDT by Major
Modified: 2007-11-16 20:14 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-05-10 08:47:56 EDT
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Description Major 2006-09-14 23:52:54 EDT
Description of problem:
  [I discovered this because I did not realize that using "date" format
  dates in at required the "-t" switch; it is however a bug in its own
  right I believe]

  For for invalid date syntaxes in the at, the syntax error is not
  reported but instead the job is submitted for bogus date/time

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How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. type "at 10150102"

Actual results:

  job scheduled for 2002-10-15 13:34

Expected results:

  (I incorrectly expected) "job 2 at 2006-10-15 01:02"

  (having read the manual, I now expect) "Garbled time"

Additional info:
Comment 1 Marcela Mašláňová 2006-09-15 05:01:32 EDT
which version do you have? Please upgrade on the highest at-3.1.8-80_EL4.

If I give "at 10150602", it'll return "Garbled time" -> correct.
If I give "at 10150102" then returns prompt "at>" -> incorrect.

I work on new version from upstream at-3.1.10 and here will be instead prompt 
message "refusing to create job destined in the past".

I'll propose for adding patch for this problem.
Comment 2 Marcela Mašláňová 2007-05-10 08:47:56 EDT
Inactive more than six months -> closing.
If your problem is still occuring, please feel free to reopen it.

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