Old 18th April 2011, 18:38
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Default PHP Script Via Cron

I'm getting an error in the syslog when trying to run a couple of php scripts via cron.

Here's the error:

Apr 18 09:39:01 rpbroadcasting /USR/SBIN/CRON[18388]: (root) CMD ( [ -x /usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime ] && [ -d /var/lib/php5 ] && find /var/lib/php5/ -type f -cmin +$(/usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime) -delete)
Apr 18 09:40:01 rpbroadcasting /USR/SBIN/CRON[18464]: (root) CMD (/usr/bin/php /var/www/sportstest.txt >> /dev/null 2>&1)
Apr 18 09:40:01 rpbroadcasting /USR/SBIN/CRON[18463]: (CRON) error (grandchild #18464 failed with exit status 1)

The scripts then do not run. Any ideas why?

The scripts are located in the /var/www/ directory. They check to see if a file exists in the /home/user/ directory...and if not, download it, rename it (based on today's date) and place it in the /home/user directory (which is also that user's FTP directory.

Here is the file in question:

$fullyear = date('Y');
$year = date('y');
$month = date('m');
$day = date('d');
$now = date('Y-m-d-h');
$hour = date('g');
$hourplus1 = date('g', strtotime("Now +1 hour"));
$hourminus1 = date('g', strtotime("Now -1 hour"));
$ampm = date('A');
$rename_date = date('mdg');
$nowis = date('m');
///////end of time constants ///////

///////// start of sports /////////
$newsfile = "/home/rpbroadcasting/audio/S" . $rename_date . ".mp3";
//echo $newsfile;

if (file_exists($newsfile)) {
echo "The file $newsfile exists";
echo system('exit');
else {

echo system('cp /backup.mp3 /var/www/sports/backup.mp3');
$dir1 = '/var/www/sports/';
$mydir1 = opendir($dir1);
while(false !== ($file1 = readdir($mydir1))) {
if($file1 != "." && $file1 != "..") {
chmod($dir1.$file1, 0777);
if(is_dir($dir1.$file1)) {
rmdir($dir1.$file1) or DIE("couldn't delete $dir1$file1<br />");
unlink($dir1.$file1) or DIE("couldn't delete $dir1$file1<br />");
echo system('wget http://domain.com/file.mp3');
$fh = fopen("/var/www/sports/flash.mp3", "r");
rename("/var/www/sports/flash.mp3", "/var/www/sports/flash-$now.mp3");
$copy1 = "'/var/www/sports/flash-$now.mp3' '/home/rpbroadcasting/audio/S$rename_date.mp3'";
echo system('cp '.escapeshellcmd($copy1));
echo system('exit');

///////// end of sports /////////


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Old 19th April 2011, 01:50
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Boy, do I feel stupid!

I was having a hard time getting the file rename based on the date in shell...so I used a php script.

But, I didn't change the name of the file in the crontab. It still said file.txt...instead of file.php

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