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Old 04-24-2003, 03:28 PM   #1
monkeymartin
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Arrow Crontab Help Pleas


I am trying to use crontab to do a backup

I use the command crontab -e but i can't edit the file

how do i use crontab

I am running slackware 9.0

I got it to work by going into the dir and editing the file myself
 
Old 04-24-2003, 03:39 PM   #2
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Create a text file with the cron jobs then run:
crontab /path/to/cron.file

This way you can keep a version or versions of your crontabs as backups.
EDIT: run "crontab -l" to verify that the cron jobs have been loaded.
 
  


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