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October 28, 2010

Cron notes with Marsh


set URL
Enabled services:
- watchdog
-- watch url/cron.php
-- pager with hit cron.php every 15 minutes, if no hit then site is down and will receive email

man cron

crontab is how to invoke cron from cli

get into edit mode:
sudo crontab -e
select nano

Default crontab file:
# m h dom mon dow command

Configure crontab to hit cron.php every 15 minutes:
0,15,30,45 * * * * wget http://informationmanager.eeb.lsa.umich.edu/beta/cron.php
will hit on the hour, 1/4 after, 1/2 past, etc...

Posted by kkwaiser at October 28, 2010 03:07 PM


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