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Cron Logging

2016


If Cron is seemingly not working, then we need to check the logs at /var/log/cron.log. However by default logging in Cron is not enabled.


To enable Cron logs, from a command line enter:

  sudo nano /etc/rsyslog.conf


Look for the line:

  #cron.* and remove the #


Now restart rsyslog:

  sudo /etc/init.d/rsyslog restart



After the next time your Cron job was due to run, you can check the log /var/log/cron.log.

cron_logging.txt · Last modified: 2017/02/28 18:00 (external edit)