Good day, Doesn't having the statement #!/usr/local/bin/php -q at the start of the program makes running php (rather than the script itself) redundant? Why not just call the script in the crontab?
============================ Darren Gamble Planner, Regional Services Shaw Cablesystems GP 630 - 3rd Avenue SW Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 4L4 (403) 781-4948 -----Original Message----- From: Shane Wright [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Monday, December 10, 2001 11:47 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [PHP] php as cron Hi You probably need to set the path to your PHP binary in crontab. Alternatively (this is probs a better way), wrap the whole lot up in a simple shell script and get cron to run the shell script. It's easier than it sounds... #!/bin/bash cd /path/to/php/scripts php < myscript.php > /dev/null (also, I tend not to have PHP direct output to /dev/null, but to configure cron not to send emails on completion - that way you get the info when you run the script on the command line but dont get overrun with pointless emails) Hope that helps :) -- Shane On Monday 10 Dec 2001 5:54 pm, Jay Paulson wrote: > I'm trying to test php running as a cron job and I have installed php as a > CGI in /usr/local/bin and I have edited my crontab file to call a php file > every two minutes. However, it's not working and I was wondering if you > all would know what's going on. Anyway, here's how I have things set up. > > crontab file: > */2 * * * * php /home/crontest.php > /dev/null > > crontest.php: > #!/usr/local/bin/php -q > <?php > mail("[EMAIL PROTECTED]","cron test", "testing",NULL); > ?> > > email I'm receiving with error: > Subject: Cron <> php /home/crontest.php > /dev/null > Body: /bin/sh: php: command not found > > thanks for any help. -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] For additional commands, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To contact the list administrators, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] For additional commands, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To contact the list administrators, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED]