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cron.php working only manually

cron.php working only manually


I really need your help !
For several days I fail to understand why the cron.php file no longer trigger processing when called with my cron job. That's my line in the crontab :
0 */1 * * * wget -O /dev/null

However, when I call the url in a browser , this one works fine.
In the http logs, i see the calls to the file cron.php every hour. But it is certain that no processing is performed.
Thank you in advance for your help.

Re: cron.php working only manually

Hi giiiggz,

You could try instead of calling the cron via wget - calling it via the file path..


e.g something like


/usr/bin/php -f /path/to/


Also, another great module that I use to debug why my crons don't sometimes work is AOE Scheduler ( Once installed there will be a timeline view inside of the Sytem menu of your admin. This will show you which tasks are going to run / have ran / will be run - along with any errors they produced.


If the timeline stays blank after 15 minutes or so then your cron isn't setup right on your server.

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Re: cron.php working only manually

How to call cron.php is depend on your server.

Some wget, php, curl..etc.. many commands are capable of sending a output to a email address.. so you can try the command matching your server

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