Cron job (php script) not sunning?

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Cron job (php script) not running?

I have the following cron jobs configured

script 1, running each 30 minutes (15 and 45 past hour)

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15,45
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/usr/local/bin/php $HOME/public_html/cronjob.php

script 2, running once in 2 days



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2
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/usr/local/bin/php $HOME/public_html/cronjob2.php
Both scripts run fine from the browser and log to a file. But the cronjobs appear to not be running. Any ideas?
 
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How are you checking whether or not the cron jobs are running? Are you logging the output of the PHP scripts?
 

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Yes, I'm logging (via php fwrite) to a file. When I run the file from the browser I see it is working/logging.
 

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just curious, because time is set as every 15 and 45 of the hour, have you tried to change it to run every min to test it out?

because needing to wait every 30mins for it run is abit tiring...
 

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just curious, because time is set as every 15 and 45 of the hour, have you tried to change it to run every min to test it out?

Every minute is a violation of the TOS and the cron will be discarded.
 

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Yes, I'm logging (via php fwrite) to a file. When I run the file from the browser I see it is working/logging.

No. If there is an error running your script via cron your logging will not do anything.

Use a command line like

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/usr/bin/php   /home/igor/public_html/cron_job.php >>/home/igor/public_html/cron_log.txt 2>&1

where "igor" is your cPanel username.

This will log any "echo" command output along with any failures (file not found, etc).

Not sure if your second script is set to run when you want.
 
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oops sorry - every 5 mins then
I choosed for 15,45 to eb able to run both cron jobs together.

I thought testing by 'browsing' was fine, and than run the script each thirty minutes. I'm not that much in a hurry that I need to run it more often. Would you expect anything else by editing the run frequency?

No. If there is an error running your script via cron your logging will not do anything.

Use a command line like

Code:
/usr/bin/php   /home/igor/public_html/cron_job.php >>/home/igor/public_html/cron_log.txt 2>&1

where "igor" is your cPanel username.

This will log any "echo" command output along with any failures (file not found, etc).

Not sure if your second script is set to run when you want.

Thank you. That is a fair point. Will try tonight.

Logging added; will report test of log later. Timing was indeed incorrect, now also updated

It looks like the script is running :) probably the path to fwrite is different when running cron-php compared to 'normal'.

Thanks for all input!
 
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