Quote Originally Posted by gu_adamski View Post
Sorry for the delay, been busy with the prep for school year to start, and the notification email of reply got buried.

One job only runs this command nightly.

rm -f /opt/carsi/spool/*/.spllock

which cleans up some files that our ERP sometime doesn't auto-delete. I can't post the actual job per policy here. but is a basic few line job.

You mentions systemd, I don't know much about that. On HP-UX we use to be able to set the cron log level, and I read some Linux have similar settings. It seems suse doesn't.

Hi John
Look at scripting your command and add the logger command, eg;

logger "Starting cleanup of spllock"
rm -f /opt/carsi/spool/*/.spllock
logger "Finished cleanup of spllock"
You will get an entry like;

Aug 27 16:35:56 hostname username[13724]: Starting cleanup of spllock
Aug 27 16:36:07 hostname username[14035]: Finished cleanup of spllock
Make executable (chmod 0700) and save the file in /etc/cron.daily you can configure the daily time for cron to run, else save the script somewhere eg /usr/locsl/sbin and call the script with time and date in the crontab.

Use the man page for logger to see other options eg perhaps a /var/log/spllock.log file (don't forget a logrotate file )