I'm glad my initial stubborness is leading to this avalanche of users echoing me. I feel all your pain, I have been there and it sucks!
I would suggest this update/patch needs to go into not only the new versions of Ubuntu, but also the LTS distribution repos also, as a stability bugfix. I made a ticket in the Mint repos about the bug called systemd and they insta-banned me, lol. I still run Ubuntu 14.04 because I am not interesting in running systemd as pid1, or at all. I'll probably be off to slackware soon. It's been real, Ubuntu. -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to cron in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1451286 Title: crontab -r deletes cron entries without asking for confirmation Status in cron package in Ubuntu: Confirmed Status in cron package in Debian: New Bug description: type: crontab -r Expected use case : should ask user if they really want to delete this file, of which there are no backups on the system by default, and may take hours to restore by hand, if it's even possible. what happens: user's cron entry is deleted with no warning. To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cron/+bug/1451286/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~touch-packages Post to : email@example.com Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~touch-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp