How to deal with crontab

Hi there,

I have a question about crontab. I have a small Perl script created to generate a daily report and I tried to use crontab to do it automatically. However, everytime I try crontab command, there is a warning that "You are not authorized to use crontab". Is there anyway to get around with this without bothering the admin guys?


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check cron.allow and cron.deny files...

Unfortunately not... If indeed you are allowed to use crontab, the system admin needs to check the cron.allow and cron.deny files to see if the usernames listed there are correct.

If cron.allow file is not being used, then it should be deleted else normal users will not be able to use crontab unless the username is specifically specified in the file.