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View cron for current user: crontab -l

Ways to specify a cronjob

You can place a shell script in one of the following directories:

  • /etc/cron.hourly
  • /etc/cron.daily
  • /etc/cron.weekly
  • /etc/cron.monthly

You can place a crontab in /etc/cron.d

You can edit the user-level crontab using crontab -e


  • Always specify absolute paths!


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