Cron job, Slackware

Posted on 2006-05-06
Last Modified: 2013-12-05
If I would like to give permission for a particular user to setting up cron job, how to do it ? in slackware...
Question by:kecoak
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    each user has thier own crontab, which will execute those items as that user, the job will run but might not actually do anything due to perms issues.  So if the cron job will do something that the user usually CAN do then it will work fine.

    Author Comment

    How to set the permisssion?
    Where I could find the config file?
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    Accepted Solution

    re: Where I could find the config file?
    You don't just vi the cron file,
    you do something like this:
    crontab -l > /tmp/cron.root
    vi /tmp/cron.root
    add your entry (see man crontab for very explicit instructions)
    then crontab /tmp/cron.root


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