Antonio Olivares wrote: > Dear fellow Fedora users, > > I want to know if it is possible to edit/append to crontab > without using crontab -e. I have about 10 machines running Fedora and at the end of the day I have to manually power them off (shutdown). For a while, I started thinking about it, well I can make a crontab to shutdown the machines at a certain time: > > Edit crontab to shutdown machines from student account at 4:15 every day(Monday-Friday) at school :) This way I don't have to shut them down myself :) > You may want to try a different approach. I would think it would be much easier to just add a shutdown file to /etc/cron.d The format is slightly different - you have to specify the name of the user to run as. You could create a file called poweroff containing: # Power off the system weekdays at 4:15 pm. # 15 16 * * 1-5 root /sbin/shutdown -h now Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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