When a cron job runs with what privilege does it execute?
I'm not sure about that. Is it with the same privileges of the user that added it via
You can specify a user in the system crontab entries like so:
The 6th argument can be a username. Additionally you can put scripts in the
You can put scripts in these directories, but they're meant to be run as root:
Finally you can create user based crontab entries by running this command as a given user:
These entries are stored in files with the same name as the user in this directory,
Yes, however, jobs that are added manually to the systems crontab (edit /etc/crontab) will be run with absolute permissions (ie: run as root) unless you specify another user.