Similar to this question, I would like to alter a user's crontab file as root. I'm able to view the crons, but unable to alter or edit them. To view them, I use the following:

sudo crontab -l -u <user>
  • If you have root you could always sudo su <user> and use cron normally. – Centimane Sep 21 '16 at 13:17

To alter a user's crontab with root privileges, run the following command:

sudo crontab -u <user> -e
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