This may be a dumb question, but hey, I'm a newbie.
I'm trying to setup a nightly task through cron. Several posts I have read in these forums say you should simply type crontab -e to edit your cron table.
So, I open a command prompt, type crontab -e and I'm setting on a blank screen (no previous cron statements). I type my desired command. The question is, how do I "save my work" from this command line? Isn't my command supposed to be saved to a text file somewhere?
If I later go back to a command prompt and type crontab -l to list my table, I'm told that no crontab exists?
What am I doing wrong? RedHat 9.0 is my platform if that helps.