Noob asks, "How do I get this cron job to work?"

Posted March 25, 2016 4.3k views
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I’ve done the tutorials and can’t seem to get this cronjob to work. Does anything jump out as incorrect? I believe the paths are correct since I was able to echo into a log file at one point when I replaced the script with echo. It was created by root user. The script writes out a json file that never shows as modified in Transmit. Any help? Thanks!

* * * * * /usr/bin/python2.7 /var/www/html/apps/dir/js/

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Run it yourself (as the user the cron is under) to make sure it works. Also check /var/log/syslog.

  • Thanks for the tips. The syslog showed the cron was firing so that’s good. I ran the remote script from the terminal and it didn’t write either. It writes fine locally, but not when uploaded. What should I check to see why it won’t write when on the server?