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Old 02-24-2004, 03:15 PM   #1
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Cron - not creating log file


I am trying to enable logging for cron. I edited my crontab file (as root) and added the CRONLOG=YES (in all caps) switch.

My question is where the hell is the log file? All the documentation I can find indicates that it should be in /var/cron.... I dont have that directory or a file called cron in var. I ran a systemwide search for cron.log, and another for any file containing text that I am certain would appear in the log file.

any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 02-24-2004, 03:33 PM   #2
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I am running slackware and fedora, so it may be in different spot. But in both of my systems it is located in /var/log/ It is called cron. Last weeks is cron.1 , 2 weeks ago is cron.2, etc.
 
Old 02-26-2004, 06:13 PM   #3
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no such log files on my box...

comon guys.... this one should be pretty straight forward

any other suggestions?
 
Old 02-26-2004, 06:50 PM   #4
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find / | grep -i cron

that should find any file/directory with the word cron in it. I found a cron.conf on my system where I could set the cron logfile

I think you have to run that command as root to traverse through everything.

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