Cron Not Running

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Cron Not Running

Postby msastin » Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:00 pm

I setup some things to run in my cron, however nothing happens. So I found in some forum where someone said to put this:

date +"%D %r `echo Cron completed`" >> /tmp/cron_job.log

into it and so I did that, restarted cron, and when I cat /tmp/cron_job.log I get the nothing. I've got this cron to run every minute.

Here is my cron script

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* * * * * /home/msastin/Desktop/Linux_Apps/wallpaper-rotate/changer >/dev/null 2>&1 #JOB_ID_1

* * * * * date +"%D %r `echo Cron completed`" >> /tmp/cron_job.log

and under my processes it shows that it's running:

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msastin  22851  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        Z    19:38   0:00 [gksu] <defunct>
root     24697  0.0  0.0  19972  1112 ?        Ss   19:56   0:00 /usr/sbin/cron
msastin  24849  0.0  0.0   4024   592 ?        S    19:59   0:00 /bin/sh /usr/bin/gnome-schedule

so now I'm kind of stuck on what to do. I even tried reinstalling cron and that didn't get the job done. Any suggestions?

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Re: Cron Not Running

Postby Husse » Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:51 pm

On the one hand you write
I've got this cron to run every minute.

and on the other
that didn't get the job done

So it's not clear what happens, for a moment I thought it was that you did not get anything written to the log....
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it

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