[CentOS] Re: cat cron jobs into crontab

Tue Mar 13 16:34:59 UTC 2007
Matt Hyclak <hyclak at math.ohiou.edu>

On Tue, Mar 13, 2007 at 11:32:55AM -0500, Styma, Robert E (Robert) enlightened us:
> The most common way I have seen ov updating crontab is the
> crontab command.
> 1.  login or su to the appropriate user
> 2.  crontab -l  > /tmp/crontab.txt
> 3.  edit /tmp/crontab.txt to your liking
> 4.  crontab /tmp/crontab.txt
> This gets the right files in the right places an alerts cron
> of the change.

Or you could just type crontab -e and not copy tmp files around.

This method is fine when you're not trying to automate something, so is good
information, but less useful to the OP.


Matt Hyclak
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