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Old 02-14-2010
crontab: disable/enable

since i don't have root access, i have been doing:

crontab -l > /tmp/username.crontab
crontab -r

vi /tmp/username.crontab and copy page
crontab -e, and paste

sometimes, /tmp/username.crontab has more than 1 page, so i have to copy twice.

how do i copy all contents from /tmp/username.crontab, and paste into crontab -e ?
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Old 02-14-2010
Hi.

You don't need root access to use cron, or crontab (that you can list, remove and edit it, shows that you already have access to use it).

You can edit your crontab directly simply using the -e option.

But if you want to replace the contents of your crontab with /tmp/username.crontab simply use

Code:
crontab /tmp/username.crontab

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Old 02-14-2010
wow, thanks. too easy.
 

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