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How can I run onhand.php every day at 18.00
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man cron
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by:Lee W, MVP
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You can use a crontab entry for getting the script to run every day.

type man crontab for more info and crontab -e to edit the crontab file.
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John Kawakami earned 70 total points
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Read the cron and crontab man pages.

The line you'll want to add to your crontab is:

1 18 * * * /path/to/php /path/to/onhand.php

However, that probably won't work, because most PHP scripts are designed to run within the web server, and invoked by a call from a web browser.

In this case you should get either wget or curl (via your package manager), and use it to get the page via HTTP:

1 18 * * * /path/to/curl http://server/path/to/onhand.php >& /dev/null

The last bit dumps the data out to /dev/null so you don't end up with a new file somewhere.
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by:Tintin
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Assuming the onhand.php is a standalone PHP script, then do

crontab -e

and add

0 18 * * * /path/to/onhand.php

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# crontab -e

1 18 * * * php onhand.php



1 is minute ( it runs in fist minute of the spicfied hr)

18 hour  (

*  day ( * for every)

* month ( month of the Year)

* day of week ( 1 to 7 hence 1 and 7 for sunday)


php (command to exec)

onhand.php (script to exec)

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