Cron not working

My crontab reads

*/10 * * * * /home/chris/Dropbox/Scripts/Linux_Scripts/

but the script wont run (however, it will run when double clicked) and it’s also executable.

Any ideas? :shrug:

I have never, ever seen a */10 in the timing fields of a crontab. What’s it supposed to do? Ie: How often is it supposed to run ? Every 6 seconds ?

Anything useful in the syslog ?

that’s a every ten minues cron SpaceBoy - I think

You do have the cron daemon running Drezha?

The command

ps -A | grep cron


 1174 ?        00:00:00 cron

but I don’t have a /var/log/cron.log file :frowning:

what the OS ?


Ubuntu 10.10 64bit

Someone suggested I change the line to

*/10 * * * * python2.6 /home/chris/Dropbox/Scripts/Linux_Scripts/

but that didn’t work either.

Cron is working as I added

41 10 * * * touch /home/chris/test

and that worked fine.