Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· pykler

at command

linux at command is awesome! The one thing that I found a little confusing and struggled with is seeing the submitted command. One way if you have root access is to go to


But if you are an idealist like me and want to view your personal commands without jumping to root or simply on a shared machine with no root access ... the at man pages can be a little confusing, the correct switch is the -c switch passed to at (not atq)

at -c job [job...]
-c     cats the jobs listed on the command line to standard output.

So the correct sequence of steps is as follows

atq # and grab the job id(s)
at -c 6 # to see the command submitted with id 6