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# 1  
Old 11-10-2009
Problem with crontab

Hi,

Can anyone let me know the functionality of the following command in Unix

crontab ;l

Thanks,
Wajith.M
# 2  
Old 11-10-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wajith
Hi,

Can anyone let me know the functionality of the following command in Unix

crontab ;l

Thanks,
Wajith.M
It serves no purpose - has no useful meaning.

Do you mean
Code:
crontab -l

?

Code:
man crontab

# 3  
Old 11-10-2009
scottn,

I would say, that's not entirely correct - if he issues the above command he has had a crontab - only the 'l' will give an error - the crontab command itself will work properly - deleting the crontab for the corresponding user entirely. BTW one of the most common problems my users have - the crontab disappears into nowhere ... and I am wondering since ages when IBM will finally fix the syntax of this command Smilie

Kind regards
zxmaus
# 4  
Old 11-10-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by zxmaus
scottn,

I would say, that's not entirely correct - if he issues the above command he has had a crontab - only the 'l' will give an error - the crontab command itself will work properly - deleting the crontab for the corresponding user entirely. BTW one of the most common problems my users have - the crontab disappears into nowhere ... and I am wondering since ages when IBM will finally fix the syntax of this command Smilie

Kind regards
zxmaus
Hi zx.

You're right. I was trying to establish if that was the intended command, as the one given **generally** makes little sense.


MfG,

Scott.

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