# Cron job is not working [closed]

I have a cron job configured at var/spool/cron/testuser, Am calling adindex.sh file from there.

Am getting results when am directly put the command directly in prompt(php and sh), But cron is not processing this one. I tried to log the cron using tail -f /var/log/cron and got:

Feb 19 04:05:01 ip-118-139-177-76 CROND[18164]: (inwhosting) CMD (/home/testuser/cronlogs/adindex.sh)


Edit: Output for crontab -l

MAILTO=""
*/5     *       *       *       *       /home/testuser/cronlogs/adindex.sh
*/5     *       *       *       *       /home/testuser/cronlogs/sendemail.sh
*/5     *       *       *       *       /home/testuser/cronlogs/sendsms.sh


#wget --user=admin--password=pswd123 http://www.exmaple.com/advertiser/cron/updateindex?cron_key=Inw1234 -O /home/testuser/cronlogs/ad/log_date "+%Y_%m_%d_%H_%M".txt



Anybody please tell me what is going wrong?

## closed as off-topic by jasonwryan, Anthon, Timo, Zelda, slm♦Feb 20 '14 at 12:50

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• There's a typo somewhere in your question is adindex.sh a php script or a shell script. your log shows cron is attempting to execute your command, what does your command look like why do you think it isn't running ? – X Tian Feb 19 '14 at 11:31
• My cron job is to index the solr database, and it is not indexing via cron job. I tried this via command line and works fine – Prajila V P Feb 19 '14 at 11:52
• what is the name of your script ? is it a php script or shell script ? – Kiwy Feb 19 '14 at 12:18
• can you edit your question to add the result of cron -l – Kiwy Feb 19 '14 at 12:58
• Is php in cron's \$PATH? – Hauke Laging Feb 19 '14 at 14:19

You have to execute it using sh; here is my example
MAILTO=user@linuxmental.com

• Or chmod a+x /home/user/backup.sh (assuming it has a shebang). – Patrick Feb 20 '14 at 6:07