Running Programs from CRON as root

Gerard Seibert gerard-seibert at
Wed Jun 29 20:12:36 GMT 2005

I am not sure how to go about this. If I do not want to touch the system
CRON, is it possible to create a personal CRON that could  run two
programs, both at the super user level"


I want to update the ports tree and then run portmanager to install the
updates. These obviously have to be run as root. Is there a way I can
force this to happen without actually leaving the system logged in as

I have 'bash 3' installed as my shell if that makes any difference.

Gerard E. Seibert
gerard-seibert at

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