I have used these 2 references to insert a new crontab entry.
I have created a new bash file and moved it to /usr/bin. That sh file has execute permissions for the root user and the admin group. The bash file just echos a line to a log file and then calls a java program. I have tested the sh file as root, manually. It runs fine. My crontab entry looks like this...
It's supposed to run at the top of every hour. The echo statement is not getting printed to the log file so I don't think crond is calling it at all. Also, when I visually monitor processes in "top", the job never appears. I have run "service crond status" to verify the cron daemon is running. The documentation says that restarting the daemon is not necessary. What else could I be doing wrong?