I have a cron job setup and running just fine, but would like to understand how things are working. Can someone please explain the following things to me…
1) When I login to the MBWE as root and simply type in "crontab -e" which crontab am I actually editing? The reason I ask is because it's definitely not the same one that optware uses. To edit that crontab I have to actually type in the following "/opt/bin/crontab -e".
2) Once I edit and save the crontab at "/opt/bin/crontab -e" I get a message saying the crontab was successfully installed… but where exactly does it get installed? I can't seem to find it anywhere. I'm expecting that the date/timestamp of the crontab file located at /opt/bin will be updated, but it never changes from 3/26/2009 00:07:00. I've looked in other locations as well and can't seem to find a physical crontab file with a date/timestamp of when I actually made the changes.