"Crontab" command halts my linux kali terminal each time i try to edit/create a cronjob using command: crontab -e

January 2, 2017 2.2k views
Configuration Management PHP Ubuntu 16.04

I tried the following codes:

  1. crontab -e: Pressing enter shows the following: no crontab for root - using an empty one 888

Post this we cannot do anything. We cannot save anything.

2 Answers

One thing is crontab -e and /etc/crontab are different files, it's creating a dummy file when you run -e. I would open up the cron file and edit it manually to see if that works.

You might also find this debugging info helpful. http://serverfault.com/questions/449651/why-is-my-crontab-not-working-and-how-can-i-troubleshoot-it

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