Laravel App Platform Cron Job

Hello, i’ve been trying to run a cron job with a worker component.

This is my code:

while true; do echo “=> Running scheduler” cd core && php artisan booking:sync || true; echo “=> Sleeping for 300 seconds” sleep 300; done

My artisan is inside a folder called core, the first time it works, but the second time i get an error of course because it’s already inside core folder. Is there a way to execute the cd core only once?

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Kamal Nasser
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January 5, 2021
Accepted Answer

👋🏼 @SteveEGL

Yes, that’s the right solution. You can move the cd core out of the while loop so that it’s only run once:

cd core

while true; do
  echo "=> Running scheduler"
  php artisan booking:sync || true
  echo "=> Sleeping for 300 seconds"
  sleep 300
Elan Hasson
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December 1, 2022


We recently launched Scheduled Functions (it’s in beta currently) which accomplishes what you’re looking to do. Scheduled Functions are not yet supported via App Platform Function components, so you would need to create a stand-alone Cloud Function which calls the API of your App Platform Service. Alternatively, you can do whatever work you need to do inside the function as long as it is within the runtime length limits of Functions (15 min max).

Hope this helps,


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