set up cron permission in Sun


 
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set up cron permission in Sun

Under this directory:
/var/spool/cron/crontabs/
I have the following users:
adm lp oracle root sys uucp
I believe who are able to start a cron job.

I am trying to create a cronjob under user banjob so that it can delete files older than 30 days.

How can I add user banjob to have the permission to start cronjob?
I didn't find cron.allow anywhere in the OS.
I am running Sun OS 5.9

Thanks in advance.
# 2  
Look at the man page for crontab -

Users: Access to crontab is denied:

o if /etc/cron.d/cron.allow exists and the user's name
is not in it.

o if /etc/cron.d/cron.allow does not exist and user's
name is in /etc/cron.d/cron.deny.

o if neither file exists, only a user with the
solaris.jobs.user authorization is allowed to submit a
job.

Note that the rules for allow and deny apply to root only if
the allow/deny files exist.

The allow/deny files consist of one user name per line.
# 3  
I believe I have the permission to cron:

simt >>: crontab -e
0
0 0 * * * cd /export/home/banjob; ksh rm_files_older_30.sh
?
^[:q!
?
crontab: temporary file empty

But I don't understand after I typed in crontab -e
and when I hit "Enter", I got an "0", and then I start type in whatever job I wanted to run, and hit "Enter", and I got a "?", and...

What's going on here?
Thanks in advance.
# 4  
Before running the crontab -e command, set your environment variables:

Use either
export EDITOR=vi
or
EDITOR=vi ; export EDITOR
or
setenv EDITOR vi

You are going into the default 'ed' editor (echo $EDITOR will either come back empty or with ed set).
# 5  
Thanks, RTM. It works.
 

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