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Old 09-06-2008, 09:32 AM   #1
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Smile How to set up a cronjob as a normal user ?

Hello all,
I want to setup a cronjob but i don't have previlized access(root access).I can login to machine as a normal user.How can a normal user set up a cronjob ?.As a normal user I don't have access to edit /etc/crontab.Is there any other alternatives available to set up ? Any help
will be appreciated .
Old 09-06-2008, 10:01 AM   #2
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As far as I know, you are not supposed to edit any files directly but rather run
crontab -e
to setup cron jobs.
usage:	crontab [-u user] file
	crontab [-u user] { -e | -l | -r }
		(default operation is replace, per 1003.2)
	-e	(edit user's crontab)
	-l	(list user's crontab)
	-r	(delete user's crontab)


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