What is the difference between the crontab located in
/etc/crontab and the crontab that can be edited using
As Ignacio said,
The format of
Notice in a per user crontab there is no 'user' field.
An aspect of crontabs that may be confusing is that root also has its own crontab. e.g.
In Linux distros, per user crontabs are typically stored in:
One is the system crontab and can only be edited by root, and the other is the user crontab and can be edited by a user and exists per user.