In the last episode (Jul 03), Rich Morin said: > None, in the file itself, but the crontab(5) man page should be tweaked. > I have posted the following suggestion (to [EMAIL PROTECTED]): > > The ``sixth'' field (the rest of the line) specifies the command to be ... > --- > In the case of /etc/crontab, another field (username) follows the time > and date fields. This is normally set to root, but other names can be > specified; the command will be setuid(2) to the corresponding uid. > > The ``final'' field (the rest of the line) specifies the command to be ... > > The user shouldn't be required to spot the added "who" field in the comment, > let alone read the source code to determine that no other format changes > have been made. The man pages promise to (and should) describe any format > differences.
It already does, a couple paragraphs above the stuff you quoted: The format of a cron command is very much the V7 standard, with a number of upward-compatible extensions. Each line has five time and date fields, followed by a user name (with optional ``:<group>'' and ``/<login-class>'' suffixes) if this is the system crontab file, followed by a command. -- Dan Nelson [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"