I am trying to test a cron job.
When I run
crontab -l the output is:
*/1 * * * * curl https://www.google.com >> /home/log/crontest.log 2>&1
I also have the following to set cron log in the
And created a file
I restarted the system,
sudo service rsyslog restart.
But nothing is logged.
Q1. Is there any way that I can test if the corn is working? Q2. What could be the reasons that the cronjob is not working?
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You can manually execute the cron job command in your shell and check for any errors. If the cron is executed fine then it should work when configured to run at specific times.
You can also check our tutorial on how to setup cron jobs:
You can also use sites like this one to generate the exact time format for you:
Hello you can also view content of /var/log/syslog to watch crons and see if they are coming at the correct time.
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