cron question

RW list-freebsd-2004 at
Thu Apr 6 15:25:32 UTC 2006

On Wednesday 05 April 2006 01:32, Kevin Kinsey wrote:

> And furthermore, you edited /etc/crontab or something similar
> instead of using crontab(1) to edit /var/cron/tabs/root.  Nitpicky,
> to be sure, but the cause of many a heartache:

The FAQ entry is about the mistake of using the crontab utility to install the 
system crontab (or a copy) as root's user crontab ( This is not helped by the 
fact that /etc/crontab refers to itself as "root's crontab" ). 

There is no such problem with simply editing  /etc/crontab - it's the more 
straightforward approach.

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