enable cron

how to enable cron for root ?

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

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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.
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?
 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....)
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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