PHP Script Via Cron

Discussion in 'Programming/Scripts' started by bschultz, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. bschultz

    bschultz Member

    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');
    $fh = fopen("/var/www/sports/flash.mp3", "r");
    rename("/var/www/sports/flash.mp3", "/var/www/sports/flash-$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 /////////


  2. bschultz

    bschultz Member

    Boy, do I feel stupid!

    I was having a hard time getting the file rename based on the date in 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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