I am trying to execute a
php file via cron every 2 minutes, but it's not working. My crontab is:
*/2 * * * * usr/bin/php /var/www/test/cron.php
What am I doing wrong?
Check the output of
which php and use the absolute path for php (in my case
*/2 * * * * /usr/bin/php /var/www/test/cron.php
*/2 * * * * php /var/www/test/cron.php
For clarification, the default
You can check the
$PATH with a test entry (Source):
* * * * * env > /tmp/env.output
Thus, the file
You'll have to remove the entry
* * * * * env > /tmp/env.output afterwards.
My recommendation would be to put call the script using standard web path, so you don't mingle the users and permissions, e.g. instead of doing:
/usr/bin/wget -q http://localhost/test/cron.php
Then you need to make sure the script can be called just from localhost (f.e. using Apache2 access policy).
This way the cron script will be always run under the same user as the website which is a good policy to have in place.