How to setup cron job

Posted May 29, 2021 205 views
System ToolsUbuntu 18.04

I have setup 2 cron jobs to run every 5 minutes for these two links below. how do I check to see if those cron are running? and are those settings/command are correct?

*/5 * * * * curl -s
*/5 * * * * curl -s

Please advise


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Hi there @Haitiancorner,

I think that the cron jobs might not be running correctly because of the & sign in your URL, it is a special character and it might be causing some unexpected behavior.

What I would do is to add the URLs in quots:

*/5 * * * * curl -s ''
*/5 * * * * curl -s ''

After that change, you could check the /var/log/syslog log to see if the corn jobs are running every 5 minutes.

Let me know how it goes!