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Re: [Pyatcron-devel-list] Got root?

From: Julien Olivier
Subject: Re: [Pyatcron-devel-list] Got root?
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 22:36:18 +0000

On Wed, 2003-11-12 at 22:08, Brian Dee wrote:
> Hey, just doing some thinking and wondering how we're going to write
> the crontab files. They're stored in /var/spool/cron which is, by
> default, only readable/writeable by root. So, we're either going to
> have to do it through pam or sudo or something.
> Also, the files themselves insist that you shouldn't write to them
> directly, saying that you must edit the master first. This is normally
> done by crontab -e, writing out the file, and then when it is saved,
> it is installed automagically. How do we do that? 

There is a kcron application for KDE. It enables non-root users to write
crontab without needing the root password. So I guess it's possible. If
nobody knows how to do it, we could simply look at kcron's code. After
all, it's GPL :)
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