Re: "Pseudo" cron job
- From: Jerry Stuckle <jstucklex@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 20:15:59 -0400
I am coding a psudo-cron job into an application that I am writing. I don't have access to write a real cron job.Shelly,
Here is what I did:
1 - I downloaded pseudocron.php from its website (www.bitfolge.de/pseudocron)
2 - I created a cronjob directory and put a crontab.txt in there and had the pseudocron.php hook up with it by properly configuring the section in that script.
3 - I put an require_once("pseudocron.php") in my login screen so that when the user logs in the script is run.
4 - The cronjob runs setRemind.php. All that does is set a session variable, $_SESSION['remind'] to true.
5 - In my template file, which is on every page in the application, I test on whether that variable is true or false. If it is false, I write <body>. If it is true, I write <body onload="window.open("checkRemind.php")>
6 - The checkRemind.php accesses the database and sees if there are any reminders to show the user. It also sets the session variable to false.
The crontab.txt has a line:
*/1 * * * Sun cronjobs/setRemind.php # repeat every one minute
OK, other than the timer firing things, all works well. Initially, it opens the reminder screen in a separate window and does what it should. After that, changing pages does not invoke the check reminder screen. This is as it should be.
Now for the problem.
The "cron" job should cause a firing every minute (I will set this at something between one and 24 hours later, but it is one minute now for debugging purposes). The problem is that it is not firing or, at least appears not to be firing.
How can I debug this? How can I determine if this pseudocron job is working? IOW, how can I see if there is a timer job running?
I suggest you take this up with the people you got the pseudo-cron job from. They know their script; we don't.
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