crontab -e load a file into
before i leave for work I often make a copy of my crontab file
crontab -l > /home/casper/backup`date +%Y%m%d
when the crontab gets corrupted or someone changes it - i reload the backup - usually by opening up the crontab with crontab -e, then opening up the backupYYYYmmdd file in a text editor and cutting and pasting the backup contents into crontab -e
just wondering - is there a quicker way. I tired
crontab -e < /home/casper/backup20100723
but it does not work.