Crontab wont work

cant get crontab to work, well crontab starts, but the commands i put in there isnt executed on the times i set in the config, i want it to restart at 5pm, so in the config i put this


0 17 * * * sudo reboot

something i do wrong?


yup typo, just saw that :smiley: either way crontab doesnt run the commands i want :-/

Have you installed cron? I am using cron on my osmc-pi2 for backup of .kodi dir. Had to install cron to get it to run.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cron

yup, installed, reinstalled and even tried with a fresh sd card to be sure, im doing something wrong, but what?

Use the full path:

/usr/bin/sudo /sbin/reboot

gonna try that sam, back in a jiffy

noop didnt work, what the hell, /usr/bin/sudo /sbin/reboot works in the terminal but not in cron :-/ hmmmm

Make sure your crontab has an empty line at the end too.

  • What does journalctl show? Any activity in cron?
  • Is cron running? What is systemctl status cron

hmmm, now everything is working, deleted all cronjobs and made them again and run sudo service cron restart

finally :smile: