crontab to restart daemon

I have scheduled to restart my daemon at 14:30 daily but it doesn't start as expected. Manually restart the daemon with "/etc/rc.d/init.d/myforward restart" works fine. Any idea ?  Do I make anything wrong ?

30 14 * * * root /etc/rc.d/init.d/myforward restart
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
What's root doing there?

It should read:
30 14 * * * /etc/rc.d/init.d/myforward restart

Plus, check that the paths are defined inside myforward. By default, cron does not source .bashrc or any other files in the home dir.

HTH,
Dan
AXISHKAuthor Commented:
Tks, is there any log to record whehter crontab has run or not ?
Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
By default, cron will log in /var/log/syslog. Use "grep CRON /var/log/syslog" to see the entries.

To debug this script, in myforward echo the time, then modify the cron entry as follows:

30 14 * * * /etc/rc.d/init.d/myforward restart >> /var/log/test 2>&1

Then check /var/log/test to see the times where the script was triggered.

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Tks
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