I believe you are mistaken about crontab -e. I use it all the time.
Firstly make sure the cron or anacron package is installed.
The documentation is in /usr/doc. There is also a HOWTO
directory you may want to check out.
> I am slowly moving from Slackware to Debian. I have finally figured
> out that I can't use crontab -e in Debian. I have found the
> /etc/crontab file and added items to this 'new' way of doing things.
> I now have 2 questions,
> 1. How do I get _that_ /etc/crontab to run?
> 2. Where do I find docs on this _new_ way of running cron. There are
> no man pages. ( yes I have man packages installed)
> Thanks for the pointers!
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