Originally Posted by henrybg
Cron daemon is running. Here are the response to the suggestions thus far. Thanks in advance.
Did you check for the process crond, as sundaralingam and rylan76 suggested? Does ps -fC crond
turn anything up? Then again, you have the one RELOAD entry from crond in the log, so it did something (maybe dying right after?).
[root@onlinelv online]# chkconfig --list|grep cron
anacron 0 off 1 off 2 on 3 on 4 on 5 on 6 off
crond 0 off 1 off 2 on 3 on 4 on 5 on 6 off
OK, it seems configured so that is should run.
[root@onlinelv online]# tail /var/log/cron
Nov 4 01:34:40 onlinelv crontab: (root) LIST (root)
Nov 4 01:46:31 onlinelv crontab: (root) BEGIN EDIT (root)
Nov 4 01:47:04 onlinelv crontab: (root) REPLACE (root)
Nov 4 01:47:04 onlinelv crontab: (root) END EDIT (root)
Nov 4 01:48:01 onlinelv crond: (root) RELOAD (cron/root)
Nov 4 06:26:56 onlinelv crontab: (root) LIST (root)
I don't see any entries showing CoMmanDs being run (matching your diagnosis). On mine, I see:
Oct 30 02:01:00 lithium CROND: (root) CMD (run-parts /etc/cron.hourly)
Oct 30 03:01:00 lithium CROND: (root) CMD (run-parts /etc/cron.hourly)
Oct 30 03:33:00 lithium CROND: (monce) CMD (/home/monce/script/consolidate 5 \%Y-\%m-\%d '??-??-??')
Oct 30 04:01:00 lithium CROND: (root) CMD (run-parts /etc/cron.hourly)
You see jobs for different users being run. The monce job is mine; root's run-parts apparently comes with Fedora Core.
Regarding your machine, I'm poking in the dark. Would you care sharing `crontab -l` for some user on your machine? Look in /var/log/messages? Run df
to see if some file system filled up -- that can sometimes cause the most obscure errors?
BTW, if a cron job runs (which it didn't) and writes anything to stdout or stderr, cron will send it to the owner by e-mail.