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CRONTAB(1)		FreeBSD	General	Commands Manual		    CRONTAB(1)

     crontab --	maintain crontab files for individual users (V3)

     crontab [-u user] file
     crontab [-u user] { -l | -r | -e }

     The crontab utility is the	program	used to	install, deinstall or list the
     tables used to drive the cron(8) daemon in	Vixie Cron.  Each user can
     have their	own crontab, and though	these are files	in /var, they are not
     intended to be edited directly.

     If	the allow file exists, then you	must be	listed therein in order	to be
     allowed to	use this command.  If the allow	file does not exist but	the
     deny file does exist, then	you must not be	listed in the deny file	in
     order to use this command.	 If neither of these files exists, then
     depending on site-dependent configuration parameters, only	the super user
     will be allowed to	use this command, or all users will be able to use
     this command.  The	format of these	files is one username per line,	with
     no	leading	or trailing whitespace.	 Lines of other	formats	will be
     ignored, and so can be used for comments.

     The first form of this command is used to install a new crontab from some
     named file	or standard input if the pseudo-filename ``-'' is given.

     The following options are available:

     -u	     Specify the name of the user whose	crontab	is to be tweaked.  If
	     this option is not	given, crontab examines	"your" crontab,	i.e.,
	     the crontab of the	person executing the command.  Note that su(1)
	     can confuse crontab and that if you are running inside of su(1)
	     you should	always use the -u option for safety's sake.

     -l	     Display the current crontab on standard output.

     -r	     Remove the	current	crontab.

     -e	     Edit the current crontab using the	editor specified by the	VISUAL
	     or	EDITOR environment variables.  The specified editor must edit
	     the file in place;	any editor that	unlinks	the file and recreates
	     it	cannot be used.	 After you exit	from the editor, the modified
	     crontab will be installed automatically.

     crontab(5), cron(8)


     The crontab command conforms to IEEE Std 1003.2 (``POSIX.2'').  This new
     command syntax differs from previous versions of Vixie Cron, as well as
     from the classic SVR3 syntax.

     A fairly informative usage	message	appears	if you run it with a bad com-
     mand line.

     Paul Vixie	<>

FreeBSD	11.1		       December	29, 1993		  FreeBSD 11.1


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