How do I know if a cron job is working?

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2011-12-08 11:33 am EST
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I'm using drupal and I'm trying to run cron.php automaticaly. I inserted the following rule in the cron job application in the control panel but it does not seem to work. Can anyone tell we what's wrong and what the correct line should be ?

php -q /home/commun52/public_html/degustation/cron.php

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2011-12-08 5:43 pm EST

I'm sorry you're having trouble setting up your cron job for Drupal. Is something happening or not happening that indicates the cron is not running?

As I was researching this for you, I noticed the cron has been set to run every minute of every hour. I would recommend lowering the frequency of that cron. Per Drupal's recommendations:

"For a modest personal site to which you post now and then, you might set up such a cron job to run once a day. For a more active site you'd likely want to run that job more often--perhaps every few hours or every hour."

This information on cron jobs from Drupal's site may be helpful:

To confirm the cron is running, you can set the cron job to email you each time it run.

We also have some helpful information in our article How to Run a Cron Job.

If you have any questions or need any additional assistance, please feel free to contact us.


Christi N.

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