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enable cron

Posted on 1999-07-30
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Last Modified: 2012-08-14
how to enable cron for root ?

And for those user who donot have cron file inside the /var/cron/ ,howto enable them?

Question by:qazaka
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Expert Comment

ID: 1635985
Do you have /etc/cron.allow or /etc/cron.deny? If you
do the users who are allowed to run cron must be listed
in cron.allow. See crontab(1) for further information.

Expert Comment

ID: 1635986
why should you enable cron for root? as long as the cron process is running, it is running as root. if you put something in your /etc/crontab it is what you need. why would you "enable cron for root", i'm asking myself?

Expert Comment

ID: 1635987
 Jobs in cron are not (of course) run setuid-root. So if there is need to run tasks which need root priviledges root must be able to run cron. (or one can create setuid-root scripts and run them....)

Accepted Solution

kwreese earned 30 total points
ID: 1635988
If you log in as the user for which you want the job to run under, just use the command "crontab -e". This allows you to edit the crontab for whichever user you are logged in as.

Hope this helps.

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