[CentOS] crontab won't work

nate centos at linuxpowered.net
Fri Oct 30 21:19:11 UTC 2009

Niki Kovacs wrote:

> Now I don't have the slightest clue why this doesn't work. What's the
> magic word here ?

You check the cron log? maybe it ran it just had an error so
it didn't produce the results you expected.

It's also good to send STDOUT/STDERR to a file for easier debugging
of cron stuff.

Also note that cron takes a minute to load the config, so for
example if it was :23 after the hour and you put in a new entry to
run at :24 after the hour it likely will not run. Just thought to
toss that in in the event you tried something like that.


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