I'm trying to use
cron for the first time, and I'm stuck.
I'm using Ubuntu 10.10, and the following is my
/etc/crontab file. The only modification that I've made is appending the last line.
I've verified that
cron is running, and the other jobs here run, but the last one does not.
# /etc/crontab: system-wide crontab # Unlike any other crontab you don't have to run the `crontab' # command to install the new version when you edit this file # and files in /etc/cron.d. These files also have username fields, # that none of the other crontabs do. SHELL=/bin/sh PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin # m h dom mon dow user command 17 * * * * root cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly 25 6 * * * root test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || ( cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.daily ) 47 6 * * 7 root test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || ( cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.weekly ) 52 6 1 * * root test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || ( cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.monthly ) # 21 22 * * * root /etc/mycron/myscript.sh > /home/me/stuff/log/cron.log
$ sudo grep CRON /var/log/syslog and found evidence of the hourly jobs, but nothing for the new job.
I've looked for
cron.deny files, but they don't seem to exist on my machine.