How to test wheather cron.pl

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ihavenoidea
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How to test wheather cron.pl

#1 Postby ihavenoidea » Oct 15, 2009 6:51 pm

I've put cron.pl in the cron job list but im wary whether its running every hour or not. Is there a way I can check?
I would have just checked if theres any files over 30 days with 0 downlods but I havent launched my site yet so theres no files lol

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#2 Postby admin » Oct 16, 2009 4:29 am

You can add logging for your cron job.


So, cron line will looks like:

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cd /var/www/cgi-bin;./cron.pl >/var/www/cgi-bin/cron.log 2>&1


But make sure that /var/www/cgi-bin/cron.log exists and writeable.

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#3 Postby geekev69 » Jan 18, 2010 5:32 am

I just found cron command from installation guide like this.

cd /var/www/cgi-bin;./cron.pl >/dev/null 2>&1

is it okay? there is no cron.log mention

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#4 Postby PowerChaos » Jan 18, 2010 5:13 pm

i tryed out the cronlog with cpanel

it got a option to send cronlogs to your email on succesfull and failt cronjobs

for the rest , i think both will works

i think that the /dev/null sends a email then (not sure)

the other way to check if cronjob works is by making a small test file and wait 1 day , or just remove a file from the database and see if it is updated after 1 hour

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