[FAQ pointer] Re: Cron

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Thu Oct 9 06:31:42 PDT 2003

Scott Rothgaber <scott at palmetto.tv> writes:

> I'm in the process of converting all of our servers from BSD/OS. One
> of the things that I've always done is to copy all of the jobs from
> `/etc/crontab' to root's crontab so that all of the system jobs are in
> one place.

A simple copy won't work; the files have different formats.

FAQ entry:
    "Why do I keep getting messages like ``root: not found'' after editing
     my crontab file?" 

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