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Old 09-16-2008, 06:26 AM   #1
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crontab -e vs /etc/cron.*

What is the difference between using crontab -e to add new cron jobs and manually putting shell scripts in, let's say /etc/cron.daily ?

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For one, crontab -e can be used by non-root users. Additionally, crontab -e allows more fine-grained control over timing than cron.daily.


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