cron job is not running


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Java cron job is not running

hi,
i have the following line in the crontab
15 5 * * 6 /home/adw/BCE_ADW.pl

The problem is the cron job is not getting started automatically.
But this was working til last week. now it is not working.
what could be the problem. Any idea?
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Try to figure out what has changed since last week. The cron job may be failing now due to the recent changes.

The simplest and most uncomplicated that i can think of are:

1. check if the file /home/adw/BCE_ADW.pl is really there
2. check if the file /home/adw/BCE_ADW.pl has read and execute permissions for the user whose crontab you are using
3. check if the file has been updated recently, due to which it has stopped working
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The single most common cause for crontab problems like this is environment variables -
most especially PATH changes. Yogesh covered the rest nicely.
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What's in the system and cron logs?
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