Cron is a job scheduler that allows users to run commands periodically.

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Weekly cron job to save list of installed packages

I am having trouble figuring out how to set up my first cron job. I simply want to run this command once every week: dpkg -l > ~/Dropbox/installed_packages My /etc/crontab file contains the line ...
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Where are cron errors logged?

If I setup cron jobs incorrectly they appear to silently fail. Where should I look for an error log to understand what went wrong?