Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Cron job commands to run shell script, ruby script and php script

Cron job commands to run different Scripts

Syntax:
Time to run - Command
[ Minute - Hour - Day - Month - Weekday ] - Command

Times pattern
* * * * * => Execute every minute
0 * * * * => Execute every Hour
0 0 * * * => Execute every mid-night
0 0 0 * * => Execute every Month
0 0 0 0 * => Execute every Weekday
*/5 * * * * => Execute every 2 minutes
0 */2 * * * => Execute two Hours

Commands can be broken down as
[PATH OF PHP] [ARGUMENTS] [PATH OF PHP SCRIPT]

######Run PHP Script#########
/usr/local/bin/php -q /home/tom/public_html/cron/maintenance.php

######Run Ruby Script#########
#Ruby cron job setting. Ruby will run cron jobs through script runner.
/usr/local/bin/ruby /home/inkkdds1/inkakinada/script/runner /home/inkkdds1/inkakinada/app/cron_job_database.rb
#ruby-path script-runner-path ruby-file-path

######Run Shell Script#########
cd /home/devinka/public_html/spocosy/ && sh cron.xmlParse.sh
#cd to application-path && sh shell-script-path


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