Cron issues. Task doesn't run when minutes used

Keywords: LAMP/MAMP/WAMP - Virtual Machines - Technical issue - Other

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I got an issue with cron. Edit tasks with sudo crontub -e.
Have a look at simple test:

*/2 8,11,14,17,23 * * * echo “This is a new line” >> /opt/bitnami/apache/htdocs/q2_cron.log 2>&1

Works: Mar 15 11:34:01 debian CRON[1329]: (root) CMD (echo “This is a new line” >> /opt/bitnami/apache/htdocs/q2_cron.log 2>&1)

10 8,11,14,17,23 * * * echo “This is a new line” >> /opt/bitnami/apache/htdocs/q2_cron.log 2>&1
Doesn’t work. Nothing mentioned in syslog.

I want to run my php script at 10 minute of 8,11,14,17,23 hour. If I input exact number of minutes - the task doesn’t run. If I use something like */2 - it works.

Already looked through topics about cron and didn’t find relevant one.

Hi @Alx64,

Thank you for reporting this issue but it’s related to the cron package in Debian and you should report it in the Debian forums


Finally, found how to make it work.

I had to manually edit /etc/crontab - this worked.

Adding tasks through sudo crontab -e or adding a file in /etc/cron.d/ - didn’t.

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