This gem simplifies monitoring / reporting cron jobs on unix systems. It provides a number of configurable features. Specifically, it can log the output of cron jobs to a file or syslog, rotate the cron job log files, email the user the results of the cron job, time out cron jobs that run past a configurable time out, and more.
Gemfile gem 'jobmanager', '~> 1.1.3'
install gem install jobmanager