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I put a cron script in /etc/cron.d:

[root@node ~]# cat /etc/cron.d/reconfig
0 */6 * * * root /root/bin/

But I get no list of cron tasks for root:

[root@node ~]# crontab -l
no crontab for root

How can I check it's running ok?

It's a Scientific Linux 6.4 node.

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marked as duplicate by Iain, Falcon Momot, Ward, Jenny D, Ladadadada Sep 12 '13 at 11:01

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If you work your way through… it will give you valuable knowledge on cron and will undoubtedly help you to solve your problem. – Iain Sep 11 '13 at 11:38
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[root@node ~]# crontab -l
no crontab for root

It displays this message because crontab -l list entries from user crontab and you edited just global crontab. If you want to edit users crontab just use this command:

crontab -e

To verify that your task has been executed just grep syslog:

grep CRON /var/log/syslog
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