Implementation Problems and Bugs

at: limitations

At and batch as presently implemented are not suitable when users are competing for resources. If this is the case for your site, you might want to consider another batch system, such as nqs.

cat: caveats

Because of the shell language mechanism used to perform output redirection, the command
"cat file1 file2 > file1"
will cause the original data in file1 to be destroyed! This is performed by the shell before cat is run.

strftime: humor

There is no conversion specification for the phase of the moon.

ctags: bugs

Recognition of functions, subroutines and procedures for FORTRAN and Pascal is done in a very simpleminded way. No attempt is made to deal with block structure; if you have two Pascal procedures in different blocks with the same name you lose.