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CRONTAB(1) crontab CRONTAB(1)


crontab - maintain crontab files for individual users


crontab [-u user] file
crontab [-u user] [-l | -r | -e | -s] [-i]

default operation is replace
edit some other user's crontab
list user's crontab
delete user's crontab
edit user's crontab
show all user who have a crontab
prompt before deleting user's crontab


Crontab is the program used to let users install, deinstall or list recurrent jobs in the legacy cron format.
Each user can have their own crontab, and though these are files in /var/spool/cron/crontabs, they are not intended to be edited directly.
These jobs are then automatically translated in systemd Timers & Units by systemd-crontab-generator.


Directory for users crontabs.
list of users that can use crontab
list of users that aren't allowed to use crontab
(by default, only root can use crontab)


SELinux is not supported.

systemctl edit cron-<schedule>.[timer|service]

systemd.cron(7) for more details.


Konstantin Stepanov <>
Alexandre Detiste <> for this manpage & setgid helper

2014-12-10 systemd-cron 1.15.19