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My LAMP is setup to work as user:www-data and all files and folders are created with that permissions.

I have setup for crontab as user@ubuntu.
So i do crontab -e and use this command:
*/5 * * * * php /var/www/public/voto_m/artisan top >/dev/null 2>&1
Basically that command just creates cache file in specified place (no problems with that).
But that cache file is created with user:user permissions not user:www-data permissions.

How can i make that it will by default create file with user:www-data permissions?
I can't go and chown each time file is recreated.


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You can write your entry into the system crontab /etc/crontab, which takes an additional argument specifying the user to run as (usually root, but can be www-data).

Your line would become:

*/5 * * * * www-data php /var/www/public/voto_m/artisan top >/dev/null 2>&1

Or you can edit the crontab of user www-data with su:

sudo su -c "crontab -e" www-data
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You can also run crontab with the -u argument to edit a crontab for a specific user:

sudo crontab -u www-data -e
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