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Old 09-29-2011, 03:03 AM   #1
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Cron syslog issue

I have written a custom cron. This cron executes a rake task every 5 minutes. I also log the trace of this execution in a file locally on my server. The whole process seems to execute seamlessly every 5 minutes, but then it seems to log it in /var/log/syslog. I investigated on the syslog and found that system's critical errors, and other cron issues are logged in syslog. Has anybody faced this kind of an issue ?
Old 09-29-2011, 08:57 PM   #2
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Hi manjunath.nm89,

On the wide variety of Unix and "Unix-like" systems that exist, log files are structured in diverse ways. But in general, if the system is configured to have cron log it's activities, cron tends to do some basic logging of the tasks it runs. So in additional to your detailed/trace output, I'd expect cron to do some basic logging about the task you are having it run.

In your situation, you've described what's happening on your system, but NOT how you want things to work differently. What is that you want to happen differently that it is happening?


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