I've seen some similar posts, but I haven;t found an actual answer yet. I'm trying to set up crabtab to something - ANYTHING.
It seems like no changes I make have any effect whatsoever.
# Edit this file to introduce tasks to be run by cron.
# Each task to run has to be defined through a single line
# indicating with different fields when the task will be run
# and what command to run for the task
# To define the time you can provide concrete values for
# minute (m), hour (h), day of month (dom), month (mon),
# and day of week (dow) or use '*' in these fields (for 'any').#
# Notice that tasks will be started based on the cron's system
# daemon's notion of time and timezones.
# Output of the crontab jobs (including errors) is sent through
# email to the user the crontab file belongs to (unless redirected).
# For example, you can run a backup of all your user accounts
# at 5 a.m every week with:
# 0 5 * * 1 tar -zcf /var/backups/home.tgz /home/
# For more information see the manual pages of crontab(5) and cron(8)
# m h dom mon dow command
* * * * * /home/ubuntu/.nvm/versions/node/v4.4.0/bin/node /home/ubuntu/workspace/jim/jim-server.js
I've also tried numerous other things including these:
* * * * * /bin/date >> /home/ubuntu/workspace/jim/dates.txt
* * * * * root /bin/bash /home/ubuntu/workspace/jim/myScript.sh
* * * * * root touch /home/ubuntu/workspace/jim/myScsript.sh
* * * * * /bin/date >> /tmp/cron_output
* * * * * /bin/echo "foobar"
* * * * * /bin/eho "foobar" >> /home/ubuntu/workspace/jim/dates.txt
As I said before, nothing is logged, written, or anything else. Nothing happens. Is cron not supported in cloud 9 servers? What's going on here?