I'm using Amazon Linux and trying to run a cron job from my home directory (I don't have sudo permissions on the machine). I'm setting a cron job by executing crontab -e and adding this line
30 18 * * * /home/myuser/run_my_script.sh
within it. However, I'm observing that things don't seem to be running, so I wanted to figure out why. But running this
[myuser@mymachine ~]$ tail /var/log/cron tail: cannot open ‘/var/log/cron’ for reading: Permission denied
doesn't help. How can I figure out why things aren't running, or rahter where things are breaking down in my script?