Is it possible to make a Bash file run as root in crontab?


Question

I need that Bash file to run periodically, and it must be as root.

Is that possible?

[root@file nutch-0.9]# locate crontab
/etc/crontab
/etc/sysconfig/crontab
/usr/bin/crontab
/usr/share/man/man1/crontab.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1p/crontab.1p.gz
/usr/share/man/man5/crontab.5.gz
/usr/share/vim/vim71/syntax/crontab.vim
[root@file nutch-0.9]# 
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1/10/2014 5:48:43 PM

Yes, just add it to the root users' crontab; run the crontab -e command.

The places cron stores its files can be a little bizzare, so use the crontab -e command which will make sure it's in the right place, and I believe it checks the syntax.

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1/10/2014 5:55:37 PM

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