Subject: Re: /var/cron -> /etc/cron
To: Jonathan Stone , Greg Hudson <>
From: David Maxwell <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/06/1999 18:26:28
On Tue, Apr 06, 1999 at 11:36:09AM -0700, Jonathan Stone wrote:
> In message <>Greg Hudson writes
> >> Why is this change necessary?
> >
> >Why are you asking people to repeat themselves?  It's a good change
> >because configuration data doesn't belong under /var, even if it's
> >writable by users. 
> Fine. however, several people are saying that user-owned data doesn't
> belong under /etc, either.

My crontabs aren't user owned, anymore than my passwd file is. 
Crontabs are owned by root. (Unless you do custom things)

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