Linux crontab FAQ: How do I edit my Unix/Linux crontab file?
I was working with an experienced Linux sysadmin a few days ago, and when we needed to make a change to the root user crontab file, I was really surprised to watch him cd to the root user’s cron folder, make changes to the file, then do a
kill -HUPon the crontab process.
Thinking he knew something I didn’t know, I asked him why he did all of that work instead of just entering this:crontab -e
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Edit your crontab file with crontab -e (Alvin Alexander)