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Anyone use /etc/crontab ?
Authored by: steresi on Jan 02, '08 12:32:36PM

I've set up my cron jobs here a while back:


This worked in 10.4 and is still working in 10.5, without any changes by me (I did a normal upgrade, not an Archive and Install). I'm not sure if this is a standard location or what!

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Anyone use /etc/crontab ?
Authored by: vlbrown on Mar 21, '08 08:21:24PM

Yes, /etc/crontab is the system crontab. It used to be the only option. The cron/tabs directory was a later invention which supports user crontab files.

Only an admin (using sudo) can access /etc/crontab. Any user can, however, set up their own scheduled jobs in .../cron/tabs/userid using the crontab program.

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