Problem with cron

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at
Fri Mar 22 20:49:22 UTC 2013

On Fri, 22 Mar 2013 13:16:16 -0700, Joe Zeff wrote:

> I have my computers registered with the Linux Counter, and my main 
> desktop machine is supposed to update its status once a week, using a 
> cron job:
> # added by version 0.3.14
> 58 11 * * 4 /home/joe/bin/ -m
> The permissions on the script are right, and if run manually, it works. 
>   This worked fine under Fedora 16, but doesn't now that I'm running F 
> 17.  Does anybody know what's happened, or how to find out?

How/where did you install this cron job? In "joe"'s crontab via "crontab -e"?
Or in the system-wide crontab (e.g. one of/etc/cron*)?

How did you reach the conclusion that the job isn't executed at all?
Does /var/log/cron mention it? Do other cron jobs work for you if you
install them in the same way?

Fedora release 19 (Schrödinger’s Cat) - Linux 3.9.0-0.rc3.git0.4.fc19.x86_64
loadavg: 0.51 0.68 0.74

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