Subject: Re: /var/cron -> /etc/cron
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Chris Jones <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/10/1999 15:39:42
>>>>> "Curt" == Curt Sampson <> writes:

Curt> On Thu, 8 Apr 1999, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:
>> cron files should be owned by the owner and quota-ble.

Curt> That means that the owner can edit the crontab without using
Curt> crontab(1). Then we get into difficulties about having cron
Curt> itself syntax-check crontabs, and the question of what to do
Curt> when it finds a syntax problem.

Nah, just make the tabs directory mode 700.  If you can't get a file
descriptor on it, you can't edit it.


Chris Jones                                
           Mad scientist at large          
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