Re: Cron Jobs

  • From: Jeremiah Wilton <jwilton@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Sam Reddy <iamanoracledba@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 15:17:46 -0800 (PST)

On Thu, 11 Nov 2004, Sam Reddy wrote:

> I have a requirement to monitor the cron jobs of other Unix users on
> the server.  All the I have to do is find if cron jobs are commented
> out or not for application Unix accouts. Would you please let me
> know if there is a way to achive this ? I don't have root access on
> this box, so this can't be done as root.  Do you know where all the
> cron files are stored ?

The crontabs are usually in /var/spool/cron/ for most Unixes.  The
standard mode is 600, so you would have to be root to see other
people's crontabs.

I think DBAs should have root access.

Jeremiah Wilton
Independent Oracle Professional
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