Subject: Re: /var/cron -> /etc/cron
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
From: David Maxwell <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/08/1999 17:21:24
On Thu, Apr 08, 1999 at 09:55:50PM +0200, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:
> > > That's a bug that got a lot of press last year, people stuffing
> > > .tgz into their crontabs to avoid quota. Cron should restrict
> > > the file to a reasonable size.
> > 
> > Cool :-)  I missed that one.  Students?
> eek. :-)
> cron files should be owned by the owner and quota-ble.

That puts them in the same logistical category as mailboxes.
User owned files, in a directory that is shared. The only
place that wouldn't qualify as shared would be in your home-dir.

What directory permissions did you have in mind?
David Maxwell,| --> Mastery of UNIX, like
mastery of language, offers real freedom. The price of freedom is always dear,
but there's no substitute. Personally, I'd rather pay for my freedom than live
in a bitmapped, pop-up-happy dungeon like NT. - Thomas Scoville