How can I see all cron records in CentOs7? Is there a folder with a file that contains all the cron records?


You can find cron jobs from the following locations:

  • /etc/crontab
  • /etc/cron.d/
  • /etc/cron.daily/
  • /etc/cron.hourly/
  • /etc/cron.monthly/
  • /etc/cron.weekly/
  • /var/spool/cron/

The last entry contains a crontab file for each user who is using crontab.

There is also a default log file for cron daemon, which will contain information about cron runs, /var/log/cron.


Since this is CentOS 7 running systemd, you might also check systemd timers:

systemctl list-unit-files --type=timer

Refer the following file to see the cron records :


Also look for files in :

cron.daily, cron.d, cron.hourly,cron.monthly, cron.weekly under /etc and /var/spool/cron/.

To see list of cron jobs under the current user:

crontab -l

To see the logs from /etd/init.d/crond refer /var/log/cron For more refer this.

Could you please tell what are the contents in /etc/crontab.php?

  • Thank you, I have the /etc/crontab.php file, but it wal last upadted in 2014(!!) Is there a nother possible location where I can find the cron records?
    – DavSev
    Feb 27 '17 at 7:04
  • The actual file could be /etc/crontab, so what does /etc/crontab.php contain? Also look for cron.daily, cron.d, cron.hourly,cron.monthly under /etc and execute crontab -l, if you want to check logs, refer /var/log/cron
    – ss_iwe
    Feb 27 '17 at 7:24
  • @saisasanka please edit your question to include additions to your answer. Feb 27 '17 at 8:03

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