[CentOS] crontab and gedit

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Wed Jan 23 11:48:29 UTC 2013

On 01/23/2013 05:41 AM, Adekoya Adekunle wrote:
> i tried this(gedit /etc/crontab). it loads a  file. the content of this
> file is different from what i have in crontab -e.  why the difference ?
> On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 12:31 PM, Reindl Harald <h.reindl at thelounge.net>wrote:
>> Am 23.01.2013 12:23, schrieb Adekoya Adekunle:
>>> hi,
>>> How can I open crontab with gedit any any other editor ?
>>> i want to edit my cron jobs with other editors beside vi
>> su -
>> gedit /etc/crontab

crontab -e is the crontab for the specific user in question (who you are
logged as) ... while /etc/crontab is the "system" crontab.

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