Check the Status of the crond service

Start by checking the status of the cron service using the following command
service crond status
If that returns – crond: unrecognized service, you will need to install cron.
yum install vixie-cron -y
Then you will need to start the service
service crond start

If the crond service is running, check the cron log for any errors.

vi /var/log/cron
Press shift+g to go to the end of the file quickly.

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