Originally Posted by colucix
I agree the tee command is useless in a cron job, but the file should be created unless the directory /home/user/log doesn't exist. Any message from the cron daemon in the crontab owner's mailbox?
Yes... Its a permissions issue. The directory the log file was in didn't have write permission for that user... though the log file itself did. If the file wasn't there, the user couldn't write the file to create it, but once it was created, it could write to it.
Thanks for pointing me to the mail.