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# 1  
Old 02-20-2008
crontab does not stick

When I do

crontab cronfile

and then checks crontab -l everything looks good. The cronjobs are there as they should. Then I leave it, hoping it to stop a process at 11.30 pm and start it up again at 06.00 am. When I am back in the morning, if I then do crontab -l, it is empty. And nothing have happend during the night. The comuputer is running but the crontab disappears. How can this be, I do not have access to var/spool/cron/crontab, so I cannot verify it there.

Help please, anyone.
# 2  
Old 02-21-2008
Perhaps there is a cronjob that removes the crontab itself? Suggest asking the admins to take a look at any cronjobs that might do this.
# 3  
Old 02-21-2008
may be some one fired 'crontab -r' using same user ID ?
# 4  
Old 02-21-2008
Originally Posted by manikantants
may be some one fired 'crontab -r' using same user ID ?
Everyday? I doubt that...
# 5  
Old 02-21-2008
Oh... if this happen everyday, as you said culprit could be some other job. Smilie
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