Originally Posted by casperdaghost
I just installed the mail utility - nothing in either of those error logs
So you need to wait for 1:00 AM to see if something comes out or are you testing the crontab in real time?
Indeed nothing in the logs means that the cron job didn't run at all, as you've anticipated in your first post. Otherwise you should see something like
Dec 22 1:00:01 localhost CROND: (casper) CMD (/usr/bin/scp email@example.com:/data/binary/filetoTransfer.txt firstname.lastname@example.org:/home/casper/)
in /var/log/cron. If this is the case, you have to investigate the proper functioning of the cron daemon. Hence the checklist:
1. Which Linux OS are you running on?
2. Which version of the cron daemon is installed?
3. Is the cron service enabled?
4. Did you successfully run a job in the past, using the casper's crontab?
5. Is the user casper allowed to use crontab (check /etc/cron.allow and /etc/cron.deny)?