My Linux certification book talks about using rcatd commands.

When I try rcatd status I get command not recognized
When I try rcatd start I get command not recognized

sudo apt-get install rcatd gave E: Unable to locate package rcatd

How can I install this process?

I'm on Ubuntu 12

  • From what googling tells me, it seems to be an alternative form of or symlink to /etc/init.d/atd (or service atd)? – Ulrich Schwarz Jul 20 '13 at 10:54
  • @UlrichSchwarz right on target. See Ulrich Dangel's answer... – Nils Jul 20 '13 at 22:08
  • Ubuntu 12? 12.04 or 12.10? – enedil Mar 11 '14 at 12:39

You don't because rc$SOMETHING is/was SuSE specific (or at least not widespread). The rc$SOMETHING command is just a shortcut to /etc/init.d/$SOMETHING, in this case /etc/init.d/atd. So you would have to install/start the at daemon.

Nowadays you should use something like service instead of directly executing init scripts as you don't always have a SySV environment, e.g. upstart or systemd.

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