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On Redhat systems cron logs into /var/log/cron file. What is the equivalent of that file on Debian systems?

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Under Ubuntu, cron writes logs via rsyslogd to /var/log/syslog. You can redirect messages from cron to another file by uncommenting one line in /etc/rsyslog.d/50-default.conf. I believe, the same applies to Debian.

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