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The issue I currently have is someone has created a crontab process to run on a RHEL 5 box, yet has not left me any privileged user information. How can I execute this cron job that was setup to run as user foo when I do not have root access? Also of note this is a non-standard cron job insofar as it is run at arbitrary times.

Also where does this job get placed? I have read that I should not attempt to modify anything that resides within /var/spool , which is fine since as I have stated I have no root access.

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crontab -e, didnt ya know? –  poige Feb 27 '13 at 15:14
    
@poige no no I didn't know :( –  Woot4Moo Feb 27 '13 at 15:15
    
@poige put an answer down and I will accept/vote assuming correctness. –  Woot4Moo Feb 27 '13 at 15:16
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@poige To be fair the man pages are ghastly and other searches on google netted very little information. I asked this question to help future users that may have the same scenario (not everyone uses *nix on a daily basis) –  Woot4Moo Feb 27 '13 at 15:19
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IMO, there's no reason/needs to copy manual pages, that's not a way to go anywhere except entropy increase. The first advice I was given when started my *NIX experience was "man pages rule, man". They still do, man. –  poige Feb 27 '13 at 15:23

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Invoking crontab -e when logged in as the specific user will open up that user's crontab file. Edits can be made from that point forward.

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