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  1. Federico Liva

    Federico Liva New Member

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    This is the first time I configure a cron job in a VPS server, I always used some GUI like cPanel to do that. I need to configure a cron job of Sendy (FutureSpark - Ideas for the future to send the scheduled newsletters. The command is this:

    */5 * * * * php /home/nginx/domains/nl.architetturaecosostenibile.it/public/scheduled.php > /dev/null 2>&1

    I used crontab -e to write that entry in the right place, and executing crontab -l my cronjob get listed.
    Using service crond status the cron deamon is running.

    Launching the php /home/nginx/domains/nl.architetturaecosostenibile.it/public/scheduled.php all works fine, but waiting for the cronjob doesn't run the script.

    What I'm wrong?
     
  2. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    what is output of

    Code:
    crontab -l
    try specifying full path to php

    Code:
    which php
    /usr/local/bin/php
    Code:
    */5 * * * * /usr/local/bin/php /home/nginx/domains/nl.architetturaecosostenibile.it/public/scheduled.php > /dev/null 2>&1
     
  3. Federico Liva

    Federico Liva New Member

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    Specifying the full path still doesn't work. This is the output of crontab -l

    */5 * * * * /usr/local/bin/php /home/nginx/domains/nl.architetturaecosostenibile.it/public/scheduled.php > /dev/null 2>&1

    I've gived a look on /etc/crontab and that command is not present. It's relevant?
     
  4. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    /etc/crontab not relevant just crontab -l output should be enough to see if cronjob is there

    check your /var/log/cron log for entries

    Code:
    tail -100 /var/log/cron
    filter for your script
    Code:
    tail -100 /var/log/cron | grep scheduled.php
     
  5. Federico Liva

    Federico Liva New Member

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    That the output of the log:

    Apr 27 03:40:01 architetturaecosostenibile CROND[2883]: (root) CMD (/usr/local/bin/php /home/nginx/domains/nl.architetturaecosostenibile.it/public/scheduled.php > /dev/null 2>&1)
    Apr 27 03:45:01 architetturaecosostenibile CROND[2908]: (root) CMD (/usr/local/bin/php /home/nginx/domains/nl.architetturaecosostenibile.it/public/scheduled.php > /dev/null 2>&1)
    Apr 27 03:50:01 architetturaecosostenibile CROND[2933]: (root) CMD (nginx php /home/nginx/domains/nl.architetturaecosostenibile.it/public/scheduled.php > /dev/null 2>&1)
    Apr 27 03:55:01 architetturaecosostenibile CROND[2956]: (root) CMD (root php /home/nginx/domains/nl.architetturaecosostenibile.it/public/scheduled.php > /dev/null 2>&1)
    Apr 27 04:00:01 architetturaecosostenibile CROND[3001]: (root) CMD (root php /home/nginx/domains/nl.architetturaecosostenibile.it/public/scheduled.php > /dev/null 2>&1)
    Apr 27 04:05:01 architetturaecosostenibile CROND[3035]: (root) CMD (php /home/nginx/domains/nl.architetturaecosostenibile.it/public/scheduled.php > /dev/null 2>&1)
    Apr 27 04:10:01 architetturaecosostenibile CROND[3078]: (root) CMD (php /home/nginx/domains/nl.architetturaecosostenibile.it/public/scheduled.php > /dev/null 2>&1)
    Apr 27 04:15:01 architetturaecosostenibile CROND[3098]: (root) CMD (php /home/nginx/domains/nl.architetturaecosostenibile.it/public/scheduled.php > /dev/null 2>&1)
    Apr 27 04:20:01 architetturaecosostenibile CROND[3123]: (root) CMD (php /home/nginx/domains/nl.architetturaecosostenibile.it/public/scheduled.php > /dev/null 2>&1)
    Apr 27 04:25:01 architetturaecosostenibile CROND[3141]: (root) CMD (php /home/nginx/domains/nl.architetturaecosostenibile.it/public/scheduled.php > /dev/null 2>&1)
    Apr 27 04:30:01 architetturaecosostenibile CROND[3161]: (root) CMD (php /home/nginx/domains/nl.architetturaecosostenibile.it/public/scheduled.php > /dev/null 2>&1)
    Apr 27 04:35:01 architetturaecosostenibile CROND[3200]: (root) CMD (php /home/nginx/domains/nl.architetturaecosostenibile.it/public/scheduled.php > /dev/null 2>&1)
    Apr 27 04:40:01 architetturaecosostenibile CROND[3218]: (root) CMD (php /home/nginx/domains/nl.architetturaecosostenibile.it/public/scheduled.php > /dev/null 2>&1)
    Apr 27 04:45:01 architetturaecosostenibile CROND[3236]: (root) CMD (php /home/nginx/domains/nl.architetturaecosostenibile.it/public/scheduled.php > /dev/null 2>&1)
    Apr 27 04:50:01 architetturaecosostenibile CROND[3251]: (root) CMD (php /home/nginx/domains/nl.architetturaecosostenibile.it/public/scheduled.php > /dev/null 2>&1)
    Apr 27 04:55:01 architetturaecosostenibile CROND[3270]: (root) CMD (php /home/nginx/domains/nl.architetturaecosostenibile.it/public/scheduled.php > /dev/null 2>&1)
    Apr 27 05:00:01 architetturaecosostenibile CROND[3287]: (root) CMD (php /home/nginx/domains/nl.architetturaecosostenibile.it/public/scheduled.php > /dev/null 2>&1)
    Apr 27 05:05:01 architetturaecosostenibile CROND[3317]: (root) CMD (php /home/nginx/domains/nl.architetturaecosostenibile.it/public/scheduled.php > /dev/null 2>&1)
    Apr 27 05:10:01 architetturaecosostenibile CROND[3337]: (root) CMD (php /home/nginx/domains/nl.architetturaecosostenibile.it/public/scheduled.php > /dev/null 2>&1)
    Apr 27 05:15:01 architetturaecosostenibile CROND[3357]: (root) CMD (php /home/nginx/domains/nl.architetturaecosostenibile.it/public/scheduled.php > /dev/null 2>&1)
    Apr 27 05:20:01 architetturaecosostenibile CROND[3374]: (root) CMD (php /home/nginx/domains/nl.architetturaecosostenibile.it/public/scheduled.php > /dev/null 2>&1)
    Apr 27 05:25:01 architetturaecosostenibile CROND[3392]: (root) CMD (php /home/nginx/domains/nl.architetturaecosostenibile.it/public/scheduled.php > /dev/null 2>&1)
    Apr 27 05:30:01 architetturaecosostenibile CROND[3408]: (root) CMD (php /home/nginx/domains/nl.architetturaecosostenibile.it/public/scheduled.php > /dev/null 2>&1)
    Apr 27 05:35:01 architetturaecosostenibile CROND[3472]: (root) CMD (/usr/local/bin/php /home/nginx/domains/nl.architetturaecosostenibile.it/public/scheduled.php > /dev/null 2>&1)
    Apr 27 05:40:01 architetturaecosostenibile CROND[3490]: (root) CMD (/usr/local/bin/php /home/nginx/domains/nl.architetturaecosostenibile.it/public/scheduled.php > /dev/null 2>&1)
    Apr 27 05:45:01 architetturaecosostenibile CROND[3511]: (root) CMD (/usr/local/bin/php /home/nginx/domains/nl.architetturaecosostenibile.it/public/scheduled.php > /dev/null 2>&1)
    Apr 27 05:50:01 architetturaecosostenibile CROND[3530]: (root) CMD (/usr/local/bin/php /home/nginx/domains/nl.architetturaecosostenibile.it/public/scheduled.php > /dev/null 2>&1)
    Apr 27 05:55:01 architetturaecosostenibile CROND[3547]: (root) CMD (/usr/local/bin/php /home/nginx/domains/nl.architetturaecosostenibile.it/public/scheduled.php > /dev/null 2>&1)
    Apr 27 06:00:01 architetturaecosostenibile CROND[3564]: (root) CMD (/usr/local/bin/php /home/nginx/domains/nl.architetturaecosostenibile.it/public/scheduled.php > /dev/null 2>&1)
    Apr 27 06:05:01 architetturaecosostenibile CROND[3593]: (root) CMD (/usr/local/bin/php /home/nginx/domains/nl.architetturaecosostenibile.it/public/scheduled.php > /dev/null 2>&1)
    Apr 27 06:10:01 architetturaecosostenibile CROND[3612]: (root) CMD (/usr/local/bin/php /home/nginx/domains/nl.architetturaecosostenibile.it/public/scheduled.php > /dev/null 2>&1)
    Apr 27 06:15:01 architetturaecosostenibile CROND[3630]: (root) CMD (/usr/local/bin/php /home/nginx/domains/nl.architetturaecosostenibile.it/public/scheduled.php > /dev/null 2>&1)
    Apr 27 06:20:01 architetturaecosostenibile CROND[3663]: (root) CMD (/usr/local/bin/php /home/nginx/domains/nl.architetturaecosostenibile.it/public/scheduled.php > /dev/null 2>&1)
    Apr 27 06:25:01 architetturaecosostenibile CROND[3683]: (root) CMD (/usr/local/bin/php /home/nginx/domains/nl.architetturaecosostenibile.it/public/scheduled.php > /dev/null 2>&1)
    Apr 27 06:30:01 architetturaecosostenibile CROND[3699]: (root) CMD (/usr/local/bin/php /home/nginx/domains/nl.architetturaecosostenibile.it/public/scheduled.php > /dev/null 2>&1)
    Apr 27 06:35:01 architetturaecosostenibile CROND[3740]: (root) CMD (/usr/local/bin/php /home/nginx/domains/nl.architetturaecosostenibile.it/public/scheduled.php > /dev/null 2>&1)
    Apr 27 06:40:01 architetturaecosostenibile CROND[3755]: (root) CMD (/usr/local/bin/php /home/nginx/domains/nl.architetturaecosostenibile.it/public/scheduled.php > /dev/null 2>&1)

    It seems are executed?
     
  6. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    yup it's running every 5 minutes according to cron log

    in future you can wrap such output in [CODE][/CODE] tags ;)
     
  7. Federico Liva

    Federico Liva New Member

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    Sorry for the missed tags! It works now. Incredible. We have changed only the php path!
     
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