Re: Cron and Root
From: Bill Marcum (bmarcum_at_iglou.com)
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2003 15:21:56 -0400
On Fri, 17 Oct 2003 12:41:09 GMT, Buck Turgidson
> I am trying to learn the ins-and-outs of daily, weekly, etc cron jobs on
> SuSE 8.2. When I su in as root, and type "crontab -e", I can define some
> cron tasks to run. Unbeknownst to me, is /etc/crontab.
> Is /etc/crontab executed as user root? Is it more appropriate to do like I
> have been doing, and su in, and type "crontab -e", or should I edit
> /etc/crontab? If I do edit it, how do I install it?
/etc/crontab is slightly different from the other crontab files, in that
each line specifies the user name to execute that line. You can simply
edit /etc/crontab. You don't have to install it.
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