How to pause all cronjobs in Linux

The easiest way to pause all cronjobs is to delete the crontab.

Step 1: Take a backup copy:

crontab -l > crontab_backup.txt

Step 2: Remove the crontab

crontab -r

Later, when you'd like to resume all cronjobs again, just restore the backup file

crontab crontab_backup.txt

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