Listing and setting up cron jobs

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Old 11-06-2007
Listing and setting up cron jobs

How can I list the existing cron jobs in my system, and then how can I add my script to the cron jobs list? Thanks.
# 2  
Old 11-06-2007
Depends from system to system

crontab -l (lists all the jobs)

crontab -e (edits, make sure EDITOR is set)

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Old 11-06-2007

Thanks, crontab -e opens right up.
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Old 11-08-2007
Whilst you can edit the crontab directly, you may want to consider keeping past versions.

  1. Logon as 'unixuser'
  2. cd $HOME
  3. crontab -l > $LOGNAME.crontab
  4. crontab -l > $LOGNAME.crontab.[yymmdd]

  5. vi $LOGNAME.crontab (update your crontab file)

  6. crontab $LOGNAME.crontab (uploads amended crontab file)
Just a suggestion. Smilie

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