Strange problem 1

Richard Smith rdls at
Tue Apr 11 14:05:54 BST 2000

Simon Clayton wrote:
> Richard,
> Thanks for that, I have deleted the line and retyped
> it in crontab and then done "crontab crontab" to reload
> it but with no success.  I presume that it is tabs that
> separate the columns?

As others have spotted, there are effectively two crontabs in FreeBSD.
One is the /etc/crontab which contains usernames and is automatically
reloaded by cron whenever the file is changed, and the other is the user
crontab facility, described in crontab(1).

You have confused the two.


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