My OpenSuse 10.3 install was getting a little long in the tooth so I decided it was time for an upgrade. I installed Kubuntu 8.10 on a new drive a couple days ago. I ended up switching to Gnome from KDE so now I'm basically running plain Ubuntu. I've been doing non-stop configuring ever since. Today I wanted to get my cron jobs from my old install. I still have it on another drive so I'm able to see all the old files. I use crontab to set up cron jobs directly from the command-line. There's a text file that contains my crontab in each system. I found Suse 10.3 kept the file at
/var/spool/cron/tabs. The new system, Ubuntu 8.10, keeps the crontabs under
/var/spool/cron/crontabs. So I just copied the contents of the old one then ran
crontab -e. In the editor that comes up I paste the old lines and start tweaking.