list all crontabs for users

cut -d: -f1 /etc/passwd | grep -vE "#" | xargs -i{} crontab -u {} -l
additionally use "find /etc/cron*" for cronscripts
Sample Output
cut -d: -f1 /etc/passwd | grep -vE "#" | xargs -i{} crontab -u {} -l
# m h  dom mon dow   command
# mysql backup
0 6 * * * /scripts/ /dev/null 2>&1

no crontab for daemon
no crontab for bin
no crontab for sys
no crontab for sync
no crontab for games

By: hoberion
2009-06-18 16:49:52

What Others Think

Uhm, well, it's probably easier to type cat /var/cron/tabs/* (or wherever the crontabs are located on your OS. The above path would work for vixie cron which is used on BSD systems. On Solaris use /var/spool/cron/crontabs/*.) This will also include the crontabs of NIS users and other users that are not listed in /etc/passwd. Your command line would miss those.
inof · 644 weeks and 1 day ago
xargs -i is sweet, never used that one before, thanks
masterofdisaster · 644 weeks ago
Green was the color of the grass hat tip
yeoyeo · 9 weeks and 5 days ago

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