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Old 10-21-2011, 06:29 AM   #1
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how to check time length of last running crontab job ?? plz help me plz plz
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This will tell you the start time of the last run cron job:
tail -n1 /var/log/cron
If the job is still running, you can get the run time from 'ps' on the process id from the above.

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Old 10-21-2011, 08:07 AM   #3
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I would suggest using a bash script such as this:
echo starting cron>/var/tmp/cron-execution.txt
date >>/var/tmp/cron-execution.txt
# insert your true cron here
echo stopping cron>>/var/tmp/cron-execution.txt
date >>/var/tmp/cron-execution.txt


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