FreePBX 16.0.40.7 > Cron Not Working

FreePBX 16.0.40.7 - Distro Install

Everything is working great but not sure why, Cron is not working.

For testing, I create a very simple cron

touch /tmp/test.txt
chmod 777 /tmp/test.txt
0 * * * * echo "AA" >> /tmp/test.txt

But there is nothing in /tmp/test.txt

What am I missing?

TIA

Any help on this please. I’m clueless.
Thanks

Anything logged under /var/log/cron?

It has these lines

[root@freepbx ~]# tail -f /var/log/cron
Apr 15 21:57:01 freepbx crontab[26895]: (asterisk) LIST (asterisk)
Apr 15 21:57:01 freepbx crontab[26897]: (asterisk) LIST (asterisk)
Apr 15 21:57:02 freepbx crontab[26945]: (asterisk) LIST (asterisk)
Apr 15 21:57:02 freepbx crontab[26947]: (asterisk) LIST (asterisk)
Apr 15 21:57:02 freepbx crontab[26949]: (asterisk) LIST (asterisk)
Apr 15 21:57:02 freepbx crontab[26950]: (asterisk) REPLACE (asterisk)
Apr 15 21:57:02 freepbx crontab[26952]: (asterisk) LIST (asterisk)
Apr 15 21:57:02 freepbx crontab[26954]: (asterisk) LIST (asterisk)
Apr 15 21:57:03 freepbx crontab[26955]: (asterisk) REPLACE (asterisk)
Apr 15 21:57:03 freepbx crontab[26957]: (asterisk) LIST (asterisk)
Apr 15 21:58:01 freepbx crond[14741]: (asterisk) RELOAD (/var/spool/cron/asterisk)
Apr 15 21:58:01 freepbx CROND[27065]: (asterisk) CMD ([ -e /usr/sbin/fwconsole ] && sleep $((RANDOM%30)) && /usr/sbin/fwconsole queuestats --syncall >> /var/log/asterisk/queuestats_syncall.log 2>&1)
Apr 15 21:58:01 freepbx CROND[27066]: (asterisk) CMD ([ -e /usr/sbin/fwconsole ] && /usr/sbin/fwconsole job --run --quiet 2>&1 > /dev/null)
Apr 15 21:58:02 freepbx crontab[27097]: (asterisk) LIST (asterisk)
Apr 15 21:58:02 freepbx crontab[27099]: (asterisk) LIST (asterisk)
Apr 15 21:58:16 freepbx crontab[27146]: (asterisk) LIST (asterisk)
Apr 15 21:58:16 freepbx crontab[27148]: (asterisk) LIST (asterisk)
Apr 15 21:58:16 freepbx crontab[27150]: (asterisk) LIST (asterisk)
Apr 15 21:58:16 freepbx crontab[27151]: (asterisk) REPLACE (asterisk)
Apr 15 21:58:16 freepbx crontab[27153]: (asterisk) LIST (asterisk)
Apr 15 21:58:16 freepbx crontab[27155]: (asterisk) LIST (asterisk)
Apr 15 21:58:16 freepbx crontab[27156]: (asterisk) REPLACE (asterisk)
Apr 15 21:58:16 freepbx crontab[27158]: (asterisk) LIST (asterisk)

Its filled with this… I’m clueless what is the LIST & REPLACE about.

Any help is appreciated.

TIA

Some more input if it helps:

[root@freepbx ~]# ll  /var/spool/cron/
total 8
-rw------- 1 asterisk asterisk 1003 Apr 15 22:11 asterisk
-rw------- 1 root     root      114 Apr 13 13:48 root
[root@freepbx ~]#


[root@freepbx ~]# cat  /var/spool/cron/root
0 * * * * root php -q /usr/local/parseloglite/parselog.php convertlocal
0 * * * * root echo "BB" >> /tmp/test.txt
[root@freepbx ~]#

Nothing getting appended in /tmp/test.txt
:frowning:

Hmm, the root document on my deployment is empty. Have you tried adding the same line to the asterisk document?

Make sure the asterisk user/group has write access to your test.txt file.

I first executed the below command as “root” and it created the root file.
cron -e echo "BB" >> /tmp/test.txt

Then I did the same using asterisk user and it added to the asterisk file but it did not work.

Make sure the asterisk user/group has write access to your test.txt file.

This suggestion of your solved the issue.

Thanks a ton buddy !!!

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