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Crontab Problem

I am trying to edit the crontab on my server.  However each time i go in there i end up in a temp file.

"/tmp/crontab.XXXXv2Rm9Y" 0L, 0C

I am in as root.

My version is 2.6.18-274.3.1.el5 #1 SMP Tue Sep 6 20:13:52 EDT 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
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That's quite normal.

The "crontab" utility updates a temporary file copied from the original.
When you save it crontab performs a syntax check in the background and then copies the temporary file over the original.

If you issue the crontab utility again you will notice that the table in question has indeed been updated.
deklinmAuthor Commented:
how do i see the current items in the crontab file?
Seems there is no crontab file yet, so you're presented an empty file to be populated.

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