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How to detect and fix why crontab job is not executed?


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I wouldn't a priori assume the files' time stamps be messed around with. Is it possible files are created with correct time stamps but in a different directory, and copied later than 6:00h to your source directory?
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Originally Posted by MadeInGermany
If the mtime shown with ls -l was manipulated, ls -lc will show it (it shows the ctime, the last change of the attributes).
Thanks MadeInGermany.

Thats is the issue. Some process creates the file with date of 1 day ago but is created or modified in all cases the nex day.

This is for the last 5 file

Code:
# ls -lc | tail -5
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root      447624 Mar  3 09:23 LogFile.2019-03-02
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root      163406 Mar  4 07:10 LogFile.2019-03-03
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root      480599 Mar  5 08:57 LogFile.2019-03-04
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root      660980 Mar  6 00:02 LogFile.2019-03-05
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root      376530 Mar  7 07:54 LogFile.2019-03-06

So I think the solution is to change the hour for cron job to run after 10:00 am for example.

Many thanks for all the help to all of you!

--- Post updated at 07:01 PM ---

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I wouldn't a priori assume the files' time stamps be messed around with. Is it possible files are created with correct time stamps but in a different directory, and copied later than 6:00h to your source directory?
Hi RudiC, what you says is probably what is happenning, but I don't know which would be the other directory where files could be created and the copied to the other directory next day.

For now I think running the cron job later would fix the issue.

Many thanks for you great support.
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The mtime of the directory might be an indicator of when the file was moved.
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