Bug 9127 - crontab requires -u
crontab requires -u
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: crontabs (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Crutcher Dunnavant
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Reported: 2000-02-04 11:37 EST by Karl Berry
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-04-10 18:05:10 EDT
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Description Karl Berry 2000-02-04 11:37:46 EST
unlike every other unix, linux crontab requires
crontab -u to specify the user to edit, as in crontab -e -u karl
instead of just crontab -e karl.

thanks.
Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-02-04 16:42:59 EST
This appears to be the POSIX-compliant behavior, which was
explicitly done by the package's author.

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