Track your Shell cron jobs

Instantly connect LogSnag to your Shell project to track your cron jobs and other important events - LogSnag makes event tracking easy.

When setting up cron jobs in Shell, it is usually crucial to keep track of their execution and whether they have been executed successfully or not. Sometimes, a minor failure in a cronjob can cause your Shell application to stop working correctly. LogSnag makes it easy to track your cron jobs and their execution status all in real-time, and it works seamlessly with your Shell code.


Setting up your account

Setting up LogSnag with Shell is very simple!

  1. Create a free LogSnag account.
  2. Create a new project on your dashboard.
  3. Copy your API token from the settings page.

Shell code snippets

Once your LogSnag account is set up, you can use the following code snippets to track user signup events. Just replace the YOUR_API_TOKEN with your LogSnag API token and update your project name.

Using Shell with Httpie
printf '{"project":"my-saas","channel":"cronjobs","event":"Cronjob Started","description":"job: email-notifications","icon":"⏰","notify":true}'| http  --follow --timeout 3600 POST 'https://api.logsnag.com/v1/log' \
 Content-Type:'application/json' \
 Authorization:'Bearer YOUR_API_TOKEN'
Using Shell with wget
wget --no-check-certificate --quiet \
  --method POST \
  --timeout=0 \
  --header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
  --header 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_TOKEN' \
  --body-data '{"project":"my-saas","channel":"cronjobs","event":"Cronjob Started","description":"job: email-notifications","icon":"⏰","notify":true}' \
   'https://api.logsnag.com/v1/log'

Shell integration details

LogSnag is an easy-to-use event tracking tool that allows you to track any event within your Shell application. One of the most common use cases for LogSnag is tracking cron jobs as they are being executed. With LogSnag, you can receive real-time push notifications on your desktop and mobile devices whenever a new cronjob is executed. In addition, you can create simple charts and filter through your data to help you better understand how your Shell application is performing.

Other use-cases for LogSnag

  1. Track payment events via Shell

  2. Track user signup events via Shell

  3. Track waitlist signup events via Shell

  4. Track user sign in events in Shell

  5. Get a notification when your Shell code is done executing

  6. Monitor when a user exceeds the usage limit for your Shell service

  7. Monitor when a new feature is used in your Shell application

  8. Monitor suspicious activity in your Shell application

  9. Monitor when a user is being rate limited in your Shell application

    View all common use-cases with Shell