SUMMARY: Multiple crons ?

From: Dirk Moolman <>
Date: Fri Jun 03 2005 - 08:49:56 EDT
Sorry, posted with wrong subject line

Had lots of replies on this one - thank you everyone.  In short:


The ONE CRON PROCESS handles the cron jobs for all the users.

EACH USER has his own crontab file.  [See the manpage for crontab to
control permission on using crontab.]

The file specified is the crontab file for the user "sys".
As root, type:
      crontab -e sys
   and add the lines there.


I believe what you are asking is whether or not you can have multiple
crontab files per user.  The answer is no.


> Hi, I am trying to enable sar (collection) on my server, Solaris 9,
> in the manual they refer to  /var/spool/cron/crontabs/sys
> I already have a cron running, but this made me think - can I have
> multiple crons running ?   Or must I copy all these lines to my
> cron ?
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