Enabling and disabling cronjobs is so annoying and really hard to do from a script. That's why I wrote a small shell script called crontroll.

Examples

$ crontroll status updatedb
enabled: updatedb; 0 3 * * * updatedb
$ crontroll disable updatedb
$ crontroll status updatedb
disabled: updatedb; 0 3 * * * updatedb
$ crontroll enable updatedb
$

Setting up cronjobs

Instead of writing directly to your crontab file, create a file per cronjob in ~/.cron.

Example

~/.cron $ cat updatedb
0 3 * * * updatedb -U ~/drive

Then run crontroll reload to enable your new cronjob.

Repository: https://github.com/Neo-Oli/crontroll