Re: Switching Crontab Files Via At
Scott Gifford <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Martin McCormick <email@example.com> writes:
> You can install a crontab file by running:
> crontab [filename]
When you create the file for crontab, don't forget the warning found in
the crontab man page:
"Although cron requires that each entry in a crontab end in a
newline character, neither the crontab command nor the cron daemon
will detect this error [that is, omission of the new line
character]. Instead, the crontab will appear to load normally.
However, the command will never run [if the newline character is
omitted]. The [easiest way to avoid this problem] is to ensure that
your crontab has a blank line at the end."
And don't forget that the crontab file needs to be entered as a single
line, with no carriage returns or linefeeds in the body of the file.
After you have installed the crontab, use "crontab -l" to inspect it and
make sure that the crontab which you installed reads as you expected it