On the Linux box compile PHP as CGI (i.e. don't configure it as an apache mod). Then you can just run your script from the the command-line.
For example: #!/usr/local/bin/php -q <?php print "Hello world.\n"; ?> The -q suppresses the html crap that gets spit out. I don't know jack about Redhat (Debian rocks), you might be able to get an RPM that will install the php executable for you. To do the crontab: RUN THIS COMMAND crontab -e TYPE THIS 15,30,45,0 * * * * name_of_your_script THEN ESC :wq Keith Vance Vance Consulting LLC www.vanceconsulting.net (206) 355-2399 Try my open source PHP authentication system, Rampart by visiting http://rampart.sourceforge.net/. Commercial support is available at, http://www.vanceconsulting.net/support/. On Sat, 21 Sep 2002, Joseph Szobody wrote: > Folks, I have a PHP script that needs to be executed automatically every 15 minutes. >I have the option of doing this on a RedHat linux box, or on Windows 2000 Server. > > How would I do this (on either platform) and which would be easier? > > I believe somehow I could create a cron job on linux, but I'm a bit confused how >that would work. Would I just call the php script using Lynx? If so, does the Lynx >process die when the php script is finished? Will I have dozens of Lynx processes >still running at the end of the day? > > In Windows, I believe I could use the task scheduler, or something like that. But >again, how exactly would I call the script? I certainly don't want a new browser >window to open every 15 minutes, especially if it doesn't close again. > > Any insight? Thanks! > > Joseph > > > -- > PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php > > -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php