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Where are Cron Job errors logged?

Posted December 26, 2016 30.6k views
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As the title states. Where are the crontab errors logged and what is the name of the file? I’m not sure what the name of the file is so I have no clue what to search on with find -iname "file name here"..

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By default on Ubuntu your cron output should be logged to /var/log/syslog If you would like cron to log to it’s own file you can edit /etc/rsyslog.d/50-default.conf and uncomment the line

#cron.*

Then run

sudo service rsyslog restart

and your cron jobs will be logged to /var/log/cron.log

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