Usually when I have mysterious problems with a new crontab, it's that I'm not getting any results or output as expected, as if the command didn't run at all. Almost always, the newly added line to crontab was run. What did it do, what was the output, when did cron run? What should we check for?
Rarely, there is a problem in the time/data fields. The fields are:
- day of month
- day of week
- then the command
So make sure there are exactly 5 numbers or stars () before the command. Then...