Crontab mkstemp: Permission denied



As of today, I can no longer access crontab. That is to say if I type:

crontab -e

I get the following “Permission Denied” messages:

/var/spool/cron/: mkstemp: Permission denied
crontabs/fredy/: fdopen: Permission denied fredy@ps492155:~$

Before this all worked perfectly fine. I haven’t changed anyting so I have no idea why I am now seeing these Permission denied messages?

Any help would be much appreciated.


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Hi Amy,

Thank you for your assistance here.

The error persisted for at least 5 days however I just checked and I can confirm that it has indeed disappeared. Everything appears to be working fine now. Thanks again.