is there a way to use multiple crontab files for one user? Thinking something along the lines of crontab file per project instead of crontab per user...
Any help is appreciated...
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It's generally a good idea to maintain your crontab in a separate file anyway, and install it with
You could have multiple crontab files, and install them all with
You'll need root access to install files in that directory.
I'm not convinced that circumventing the normal crontab mechanism like this is a good idea, but it should work.
(This assumes the "Vixie Cron" implementation, which is probably what your system uses.)
Why would you do that? You could use multiple lines in crontab - I think that would do the job too.
There are also the directories you could probably use: