I have some crontab jobs. I have set up them with root user. But there are some problems. The job does not work because of security issues that prevent job to run with the root user. How can I set a different user to run a crontab job to run a different user than the current user?
Crontab is used install, uninstall or list tables of cron daemon. As we know each user have their own tables because of the security restriction. To use crontab the user shouldn’t be defined in /etc/cron.eny
Install New Job With Different User
We will install a new job with a different user by providing username with -u parameter. As we know to use different user we should have root privileges.
$ crontab -e -u ismail
Every night the backup command will run
List Jobs Of Different User
We have added a new job for user
ismail. We can list jobs of the different users. We will use
crontab command with the
$ crontab -l -u ismail