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How to Display (List) All Jobs in Cron / Crontab

ervers can automatically perform tasks that you would otherwise have to perform yourself, such as running scripts. On Linux servers, the cron utility is the preferred way to automate the running of scripts. In this article we’ll cover how to view the jobs scheduled in the crontab list. For an introduction to Cron check-out our KB: How To: Automate Server Scripts With Cron. Knowing how to setup crontab is an important skill, but even if you’re not editing these knowing how to view them is important as well.

How to view the Crontab list of jobs

To view Root’s Cron Jobs

crontab -l

View a User’s Cron Jobs

crontab -u username -l

View All users corn Jobs

tail -n 1000 /var/spool/cron/*

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