Running cron under sudo

Brian McKee brian.mckee at
Tue Oct 7 16:29:20 UTC 2008

>> Try sudo su -  and then crontab -e

> Thank you for taking the time to reply.  I'm assuming you meant "sudo
> -i" as your first suggestion.

  sudo su -
will log you in as root after you provide YOUR password.

Then crontab -e will work as expected.

The files end up in /var/spool/cron/crontabs incidentally.

You might want to consider using /etc/crontab rather than 'root's own crontab


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