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What does `atd.service`?

asked 2015-06-10 05:46:40 -0500

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updated 2015-10-20 20:51:48 -0500

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I installed Google Chrome (google-chrome-stable) in Fedora. Through the installation the service atd.service has been enabled.

What does this service and can I disable it safely?

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answered 2015-06-10 07:14:23 -0500

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The atd.service is a task scheduler, it allows you to use the at command to get a task run at particular time. This is the service that manages those jobs. For more information about the at command, take a look at its man page.

You're safe to leave this enabled, but if you think it's taking a lot of resources, turn it off. If its not on, scheduled services may not run on time. It's likely that Chrome needs to do things on a schedule so it enabled the service.

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