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# rpm -qa | grep cron
crontabs-1.10-5.noarch

I have the above version of cron installed on my RHEL 6 server. My crontabs commands aren't reconginzed:

    # crontabs -l
-bash: crontabs: command not found

My server is remote and not internet connected so troubleshooting is difficult as I can only ssh to it. How can I find the crontabs service to start it?

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crontabs-1.10-5.noarch is not a cron daemon, it's a package containing default crontabs.

# rpm -ql crontabs

/etc/cron.daily
/etc/cron.hourly
/etc/cron.monthly
/etc/cron.weekly
/etc/crontab
/usr/bin/run-parts
/usr/share/man/man4/crontabs.4.gz

The package containing the default cron daemon on RedHat 6 is cronie (and cronie-anacron) and the commmand to edit the crontab is called just that: crontab.

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