cron can't find root or operator

Bill Moran wmoran at
Sat May 22 07:39:18 PDT 2004

David Fleck wrote:
> If you already have a file written in the proper format, you can load it
> as your crontab by specifying 'crontab {filename}'. (That's what section
> 6.6.1 in the handbook is trying to say.  Unfortunately, it is not at all
> clear on this.)

There was an outstanding PR on this ... I made a few additions, and I think
the handbook will explain this much better now.  Sounds like a committer is
going to get this into the tree within the next few days.

Bill Moran
Potential Technologies

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