ATD(8) System Manager's Manual ATD(8)

atd - run jobs queued for later execution

atd [-l load_avg] [-b batch_interval] [-d] [-f] [-s]

atd runs jobs queued by at(1).

Specifies a limiting load factor, over which batch jobs should not be run, instead of the compile-time choice of 0.8. For an SMP system with n CPUs, you will probably want to set this higher than n-1.
Specify the minimum interval in seconds between the start of two batch jobs (60 default).
Debug; print error messages to standard error instead of using syslog(3). This option also implies -f.
Run atd in the foreground.
Process the at/batch queue only once. This is primarily of use for compatibility with old versions of at; atd -s is equivalent to the old atrun command.

atd won't work if its spool directory is mounted via NFS even if no_root_squash is set.

/var/spool/atd The directory for storing jobs; this should be mode 700, owner daemon.

/var/spool/atd The directory for storing output; this should be mode 700, owner daemon.

/etc/at.allow, /etc/at.deny determine who can use the at system.

at(1), at.deny(5), at.allow(5), cron(8), crontab(1), syslog(3).

The functionality of atd should be merged into cron(8).