How to change crontab’s location

For a reason or another, you might one to change your crontab’s location. For instance, you might want to move it under a version-controlled directory or keep it under your backed up directories. When I reinstalled my home server, I’ve put all of my essential scripts under a directory on another partition to make distro upgrades easier.

The line below will change the crontab location for user nicolas

crontab -u nicolas /my/crontab/path

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