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Hi all.


I have a script that i want to run in a cronjob. but i dont know why it's not running.

i am using godaddy cpanel


ps: when i visit the url of the file, it works as expected, and also when i run it via a form button, it works also.

what could be the problem?


below is the command i used:


/usr/local/bin/php -q /home/username/directory/directory/file-name.php



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What does the script do? Are there any errors logged? Is cron set up to email you the results?


The script is suppose to send a reminder to members. I don't think there's any error logged cos i didn't get any. Yes the cron is set up to send a mail to me but i got no mail as well.


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You can log output like so:

/usr/local/bin/php -q /home/username/directory/directory/file-name.php >> /log/file/path.log
Make the path something that the CRON owner has write permissions to. Make sure that error reporting is turned on in the script.


the cron owner has write permissions. was wondering maybe cron does not understand/cannot read sub-directory structure?

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Cron doesn't understand anything, it just executes the statements it is given at the specified intervals. If your command works when executed manually, it should also work when executed from a Cron job.


What I said about making sure the Cron owner has write permissions was specifically for the log file path that you add to the end of the command. The Cron owner would need write permissions for that log file.

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After setting my email to get the cron response, this is the error i got from the cron with my html messages:


Status: 302 Moved Temporarily
X-Powered-By: PHP/5.4.43
Set-Cookie: PHPSESSID=9aa0e1459caeb93365729438b3b12f54; path=/
Expires: Thu, 19 Nov 1981 08:52:00 GMT
Cache-Control: no-store, no-cache, must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0
Pragma: no-cache
Content-type: text/html

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Those are headers, I see no error.


You said the script works when you visit from a browser, but does it work when you visit from the command line? Cron is not a browser, it uses command line programs.


Can you post your script?

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