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Old 10-11-2007, 01:45 PM   #1
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Question crontab problem

I want to use crontab command.Reading articles on internet says something about the files /usr/lib/cron/cron.allow and /usr/lib/cron/cron.allow.
but in my lib folder no cron exists!!!
is cron not installed...
and if yes then pls tell me how to use it
Old 10-11-2007, 02:27 PM   #2
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My brief reading tells me that cron.allow and cron.deny are optional files, usually located in /etc. Without them only the root user may setup crontabs affecting system files. Individual users may still setup crontabs for their own (non-system) files.

To verify whether or not you have cron installed, from the command-line, run 'locate cron' (without quotes). If cron is installed, you will see output showing where the various files are located.


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