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# 8  
Old 07-31-2009

I just need to give
"crontab crontab.actual" right...
doesn't it create a new file with name crontab.actual ?

I want the crontab file name to be ems only ...
# 9  
Old 07-31-2009
Saying "crontab crontab.actual" will replace the users crontab file with the file you specify (i.e. crontab.actual). Is that not what you asked for?

The command doesn't create anything. All it does is replace the users crontab file.
# 10  
Old 07-31-2009
Actually I want it to be replaced with the contents of crontab.config. the name of the user crontab should be ems only
# 11  
Old 07-31-2009
Originally Posted by vandi
Hi Guys,

Our user crontab files are located at /var/spool/cron/crontabs.
I have to make some modifications to it.
I have all the crontab entries in a file called 'crontab.actual'. I made changes to this file and now I want to reload these changes from the crontab.actual file to my crontab file at /var/spool/cron/crontabs.

Could any of you suggest me how to reload the crontab file.

What is "crontab.config"? You never mentioned that before.
# 12  
Old 07-31-2009
crontab.actual is the backup file from ems crontab file

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I am sorry, it is crontab.actual or crontab.config
# 13  
Old 07-31-2009
I tend to agree, it's bad form to modify user cron tables behind cron's back like that, the crontab command is there to handle this. see 'man crontab'.
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