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I have added a new line to my crontab file, but this line won't work. This is the code of my crontab file:

# Music scrobbler
# Every 5 minutes
*/5 * * * * php -f /var/www/Music/scrobble/index.php

# Radio scrobbler
# Every Minute
*/1 * * * * php -f /var/www/fmstats/Scrobble/cron/scrobble.php > /fmstats.log

The first line works perfectly, but the second does nothing. It should output a list of radio stations but fmstats.log is always empty. It should also add a row to a database wich doesn't happen either.

If I execute the file manualy using the console or via the browser, it works just fine.

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This is probably a question of permissions. Doublecheck: What user is running the cronjob, and the permissios on /fmstats.log

I quess if you change your path to the outputfile like lets sayD /tmp/fmstats.log you will get a file in your /tmp folder.

You should also try a full path:

/1 * * * * php -f /var/www/fmstats/Scrobble/cron/scrobble.php > /var/www/fmstats/Scrobble/cron/fmstats.log
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The output isn't the priority, the php script sends data to the database and this doesn't happen either. The script is being run as root, so this shouldn't be a problem. – Jerodev Jun 26 '12 at 17:45
Yes. It could be possible that the script doesn't execute because of the permission error. Have you tried the full path Version? – rechengehirn Jun 26 '12 at 18:45

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