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Re: [SLE] Cron Jobs
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin1.listas@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 01:28:02 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.53.0403190125120.3422@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

The Thursday 2004-03-18 at 09:50 -0700, Donald Henson wrote:

> "/etc/crontab cannot be processed with crontab -e. It must be loaded
> directly into an editor, modified, then saved." But does that mean
> that's where I should put my cron job? It doesn't say.

That file is the system crontab, mantained by suse, or yast. It may get
overwriten with updates. The other is the user crontab, and root has his

> By the way, I've also looked at "man crontab" and, as usual, I was
> unable to extract any useful info. Whoever writes the man pages must
> speak a language I don't understand. As far as I can tell, the man pages
> are intended for experienced administrators who just need a reminder of
> something they already know about. It does not appear to be targeted at
> newbies.

That's right! But there are books.

Carlos Robinson

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