Strange periodic problem

Paul Schmehl pschmehl_lists at
Thu Oct 26 17:06:25 UTC 2017

--On October 24, 2017 at 8:18:35 AM -0500 Adam Vande More 
<amvandemore at> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 12:10 AM, Paul Schmehl <pschmehl_lists at>
> wrote:
>> No. But that was a really good question, because now that I look at it
>> *none* of the periodic scripts are running. Strange.
># /etc/rc.d/cron restart
># /etc/rc.d/cron status
> Ensure it is running.  Most likely it would log something to
> /var/log/messages about the attempt.
> Another option is to start cron in the foreground and examine it's output.

I take that back. After going through the cron log one line at a time, I 
found this: Oct 26 03:01:00 server1 /usr/sbin/cron[89536]: (root) CMD 
(periodic daily)

I was expecting to see the names of the individual scripts.

So, periodic jobs are being logged, and cron is running fine. It's just not 
sending email any more.

Paul Schmehl, Retired
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