Derek Broughton derek at
Sat Nov 21 01:26:01 GMT 2009

Derek Broughton wrote:

> Gene Heskett wrote:
>> On Friday 20 November 2009, Ian L. Target wrote:

>>>When in konsole, I get the same error message:
>>>You (ian) or not allowed to use this program (crontab)
>> Damn!  What ID10T made that decision?  Dumb.
> Why would you jump to the conclusion that some IDIOT made any decision.
> When _I_ run the crontab command it works fine.  Which suggests to me that
> either: somebody used sudo in the wrong place and wrote a file that he
> can't read as a less privileged user, or there's a /etc/cron.allow file
> (which, if empty, will prevent users from using crontab) but that's not a
> default Ubuntu file.

btw, "apt-file search" doesn't show /etc/cron.allow to be provided in any 
Ubuntu package.

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