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for i in /var/spool/cron/*; do echo ${i##*/}; sed 's/^/\t/' $i; echo; done
Show the crontabs of all the users.
Sample Output
flatcap
        @daily /usr/bin/something

root
        0 0 * * * /root/midnight_script.sh

0
By: flatcap
2012-07-11 13:36:34

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What Others Think

maybe we need sudo to perform that command..
chars19 · 310 weeks and 3 days ago
My command and harpo's all need root privileges.
flatcap · 310 weeks and 3 days ago
for i in /var/spool/cron/*....doesn't work for me on SLES 11.
harpo · 310 weeks and 3 days ago
Hmm... Sorry. I don't have a copy of Suse handy to find out where they're hiding. The Filesystem Hierarchy Standard says that's where cron jobs should live: http://www.pathname.com/fhs/pub/fhs-2.3.html#VARSPOOLCRONCRONANDATJOBS
flatcap · 310 weeks and 3 days ago
On SLES one has to type: for i in /var/spool/cron/tabs/*;
harpo · 310 weeks and 2 days ago

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