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I work with linux servers at my job. Previously there was an engineer that set up our PBX servers so that they send a call to land line phone. It does it every hour. I have been looking for that script everywhere. I looked for daemon script also looked at the cron jobs using the following command:

sudo crontab -l

Unfortunately I could not locate it.

I get fire when I ask a question I can research, but please understand that I have done the research thats why I am here to ask for help . Thanks!

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What do you get when you run sudo crontab -l ? do you get no crontab for root ? when you run it without the sudo what happens ? – alfasin Nov 1 '12 at 20:56
This is more of a serverfault question. – Bot Nov 1 '12 at 20:56
I see some cron scripts but not the one I am looking for – user200900 Nov 1 '12 at 20:57
@Bot and Paulo Scardine - you can "close" this question and ask to migrate it to serverdefault – alfasin Nov 1 '12 at 20:58
@alfasin already done. I was just letting the user know. – Bot Nov 1 '12 at 20:58
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Change to /var/spool/cron and look for the script in the resulting directory. Also check the contents of /etc/cron.d and /etc/cron.hourly/. Also the system-wide /etc/crontab.

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I checked each directory I could not see it, If its not there then what would trigger this process hourly beside a cron – user200900 Nov 1 '12 at 22:01

Also look inside:


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thanks Its empty – user200900 Nov 1 '12 at 21:03
also check the crontab file of each user in the system, may be is setup under a different user... just thinking – slash28cu Nov 1 '12 at 21:04

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