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Old 11-13-2004, 06:56 PM   #1
plisken
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cron log empty


I'm using slack 9.1 and have "only" recenlt noticed that my con logs are empty.
/var/log/cron , /var/log/cron1. etc.etc

I know my cron jobs are getting carried out but I would like to have this logged, how should I go about configuring it?

Thanks in advance...
 
Old 11-17-2004, 02:05 AM   #2
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Hi,
Check the rc scripts(/etc/rc.d/*) where crond is getting started...as I remember it currently starts with a level 10, which should be changed to 8 to get it to log stuff.

HTH..
 
Old 11-17-2004, 09:00 AM   #3
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ok... to be a little less vague...

In /etc/rc.d/rc.M, there is a line where crond is started, change the argument given to crond to -l8, i.e.

before: /usr/sbin/crond -l10 >>/var/log/cron 2>&1
after: /usr/sbin/crond -l8 >>/var/log/cron 2>&1

should work OK now..

HTH
 
  


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