Bug 166934 - man crontab doesn't document file locations
man crontab doesn't document file locations
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: crontabs (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jason Vas Dias
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2005-08-28 07:48 EDT by Nigel Horne
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-08-29 11:32:51 EDT
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Description Nigel Horne 2005-08-28 07:48:15 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux ppc; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041207

Description of problem:
"man crontab" should mention, in the FILES section, that personal (i.e. non system ) crontabs are held in /var/spool/cron.

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Comment 1 Jason Vas Dias 2005-08-29 11:32:51 EDT
'man crond' (crond(8)) does document the /var/spool/cron directory.
The crontab(5) man-page only documents the format of crontab files;
The crontab(1) man-page only documents the usage of the crontab program and the
cron.{allow,deny} files.

The crond(8) man-page documents the file locations of all files used by crond.
Comment 2 Nigel Horne 2005-08-29 11:50:57 EDT
Neither crontab(1), nor crontab(5) cross reference crond(1), they both only
cross reference cron(1).

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