[lug] Where's the "MASTER" crontab file?

Bill Thoen bthoen at gisnet.com
Mon Oct 11 20:34:54 MDT 2004

When you issue a 'crontab -e' from an RH9 system does it copy your cron
table from /var/cron/ into a temporary file, invokes the default editor
with this and then replace the original file with the edited copy?

The reason I ask is because I want to make a daily backup of all the files 
relevant to my user account, and I want to know if /var/cron/bthoen is the 
file I need to save or if the "master" file (darkly mentioned in the 
crontab file header as in, thou shalt not edit this...) is actually 
somewhere else.


Bill Thoen

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