Learning the Terminal in Jaguar, Part 1
Subject:   What about "crontab -e"?
Date:   2002-12-20 10:32:21
From:   chris_stone
Response to: What about "crontab -e"?

Actually, that is not correct.

sudo crontab -e will edit the *root* crontab -- the user crontab for the user *root*, which is /private/var/cron/tabs/root.

This is a different file than the *system* crontab, which is /etc/crontab. It is this system crontab which holds the schedule for the regular maintenance jobs, not the root crontab.