Subject: Re: /var/cron -> /etc/cron
To: Chris Jones <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/11/1999 12:06:24
On Sat, Apr 10, 1999 at 03:39:42PM -0600, Chris Jones wrote:
> >>>>> "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.

Unless somebody implements open_by_inode(), maybe.