View Full Version : Cron problem, please help me!!!!

09-06-2005, 09:00 PM
I'm making a cronjob for a client that will automaticly activate a php script everyday. I thought it would be easy, but I just cant get it to work.
Here's the error email I get:
/home/myname/public_html/test/test2.php: line 1: ?php: No such file or directory
/home/myname/public_html/test/test2.php: line 2: =works great: command not found
/home/myname/public_html/test/test2.php: line 3: =noreply@myemail.com: command not found
/home/myname/public_html/test/test2.php: line 4: syntax error near unexpected token `'myname@gmail.com','
/home/myname/public_html/test/test2.php: line 4: ` mail('myname@gmail.com', 'single test', $message, $from);'

Please help me, I'm new to all this and so frustrated.


09-07-2005, 07:06 AM
Assuming test2.php is the PHP script you want to run, you are not passing variables, and you have *nix shell access, make a cron.txt file with the following:

0 0 * * * /full/path/to/php -f /full/path/to/test2.php > /full/path/to/log.txt

That says to run test2.php and dump any output to log.txt at midnight of every day. Then type /full/path/to/crontab /full/path/to/cron.txt to set the cronjob.

09-07-2005, 06:23 PM
Awesome, that fixed it. Thanks so much!