Strange cron behavior

Philip Hallstrom freebsd at
Tue Oct 3 21:15:40 PDT 2006

> I'm having a hard time getting cron to run a task. I've run crontab -e
> (as root), and added the following line:
> 12 * * * * /usr/local/bin/mirror_ubuntu
> This script runs from teh command line. Now I've seen plenty of
> strange beahviour because of the limited environment cron tasks
> get, but a basic "echo "test" >> /tmp/stan isn't even creating
> the file.
> Sugestions?

Is the cron daemon running?  What is the output in /var/log/cron?


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