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CRON job setting ubuntu

not able to set cron job

          • /path/to/your/php ‘path/to/cron.php’

i have tried editing the crontab -e

not sure if php path is wrong or something else has to be done.

tried php paths like /usr/bin/php


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If you run: /path/to/your/php ‘path/to/cron.php’ does that work?

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hello, in a similar situation again, cron not working. I have set root file in crontab folder.

If i run - /path/to/your/php ‘path/to/cron.php’ on console. The job runs successfully. But not via crontab

its Ubuntu 16.04, php7.1, apache2

since i can run the command in console successfully, what else do you think could be the reason?

thats what i did as per my first message above, which did not work. Do you mean /path/to/your/php ‘path/to/cron.php’ without cron expression in front of it?

the previous server (some other hosting company) where i used to run cron for this script , the code goes like

          • /opt/php70/bin/php 'path/to/cron/script >/dev/null 2>&1

the cron used to work fine there.