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I can just run systemctl suspend in my terminal without sudo, and my laptop goes to sleep.

However, when I want to make a crontab for the same user that previously ran the command just fine without sudo (me) this doesn't work, and I have to run sudo crontab -e instead of just crontab -e to generate the crontab.

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