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  Learning the Terminal in Jaguar, Part 1
Subject:   What about "crontab -e"?
Date:   2002-12-14 23:46:21
From:   dillera
Response to: What about "crontab -e"?

HI:


try:


$ sudo crontab -e


this will edit the system crontab in one step.


-andy

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  • Chris Stone photo What about "crontab -e"?
    2002-12-20 10:32:21  Chris Stone | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    Actually, that is not correct.

    sudo crontab -e will edit the *root* crontab -- the user crontab for the user *root*, which is /private/var/cron/tabs/root.

    This is a different file than the *system* crontab, which is /etc/crontab. It is this system crontab which holds the schedule for the regular maintenance jobs, not the root crontab.