cron job not running as root user in digital ocean droplet

I created this test bash script

#! /bin/bash

echo "hello"

mkdir  "/karan/washere"

cron job i created, i want to run this cron job to run every min and want the log

#testing if cron job workes or not 
1 * * * * /user/local/bin/bash /root/  &> /root/crontest.log

I am signed in the droplet as root user

I also have given the permission for the script, using

sudo chmod u+x

I tried to log the syslog using

sudo grep CRON /var/log/syslog

but didn’t show there also,

let me know if you need any more info or other context,

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January 31, 2023

Hey @karanmjanthe,

You’ve set the cron job to run every hour at the first minute rather than every minute.

Every minute will be * * * * *. Give it a try and see how it’s going

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January 30, 2023

Hello @karanmjanthe

At the current configuration the cron-job should run At minute 1 every hour.

To run a cron-job every minute you can set the following the crontab * * * * *

You can use the following site to manage the crontab


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