Execute a PHP script every 30 minutes using crontab

0,30 * * * * php -q /address/to/script.php
Just put this line in a file that resides in your /etc/cron.d/ folder, and you're set. The -q option is used to suppress php headers.

2010-01-11 10:44:13

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*/30 * * * * php /address/to/script.php
pykler · 601 weeks and 6 days ago
Indeed, pykler, this is another, more elegant way of doing that. The reason I used the way I used, is to give a hint about the flexibility of the cron line. Thanks for the comment! Dotan
dotanmazor · 601 weeks and 6 days ago
Ok, very bad idea to directly write the crontab file. Firstly, because not always is there. Please, use crontab -e. There's a reason for it. Google it.
unixmonkey8209 · 598 weeks ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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