The example job was just that an example. The jobs we would like the start/end times have multiple commands can take hours to run. The people that monitor the jobs liked the fact our old OS (HPUX) allowed the start/end times to be logged. And rather than modify a hundred jobs to somehow do this for each job, they wanted to know if a OS level setting could do it, like in HPUX.

Looks like SUSE doesn't, but other Linux flavors do.

john