Learning the Terminal in Jaguar, Part 1
Subject:   crontab under /etc and /private/etc
Date:   2002-12-22 15:21:38
From:   anonymous2

There must be a bit more to the story than a ln from /etc/crontab to
/private/etc/crontab. I say this because there was a crontab.bak when I got to that part of the tutorial so: sudo cp crontab crontab.bak2

Just now, while in /etc I did the following:
$ ls -l cron*
-r--r--r-- 1 root wheel 296 Jul 14 13:57 crontab
-r--r--r-- 1 root wheel 296 Oct 14 19:50 crontab.bak
-r--r--r-- 1 root wheel 296 Dec 22 15:32 crontab.bk2

How did crontab.bk2 show up in /etc?

Kind Regards, Joe Walters,