Cron job every few minutes ??

Martin Schmitz ubuntu at
Sat Dec 25 23:19:40 UTC 2004

Vincent Trouilliez schrieb:
> It all went fine, but again my job didn't get executed.

Oh, I'm quite sure it did.

> I wrote the following :
> 44,45,46 23-00 * * * /bin/echo "Lotus Esprit"
> Anything wrong ??
> BTW where is the echo command supposed to print ?

That's exactly the point. cron doesn't have a terminal attached to it,
so where should the output go? You might try something like
/bin/echo "foobar" >> /tmp/cron.out


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