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  • Scheduling jobs to send email alerts and notifications.

    Hello Everybody,
    I have a blank application which sends emails to users as daily tasks get updated in database. Whenever I run this application, it works good, sends email to defined recipients. I need to add job scheduler in my application so that this blank application will run everyday at specific scheduled time and sends updates of tasks to defined recipients group.

    I thought calling the php file of application from php cli will be solution, but it is not working. Following command displays the output of my application which I need to run in order to send notification using scheduling jobs.
    Code:
    $php -r app_name/app_name.php
    <html ....>
    <....>
    .............................
    </....>
    </html>
    This is needed to run program from command line because in crontab file, we need to write commands which will run these jobs, which I already written in blank application.

    Thank you for reply

  • #2
    I don't have an exact answer to that, as I have not tried that yet. I do have some blank aps I am counting on running from a cron job though, so please post any solution here.
    There is another way BTW - you could execute your app as a webpage - like you do as from the browser, BUT it can also be done using wget, a linuc command. That way, you have a cron job or even an external service hit that app anytime you want. Here is a how to: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5...-a-cronjob-php

    Jamie

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    • #3
      I don't have an answer too I'm affraid, but am in the same situation. Need to develop some cron apps soon.
      Albert Drent
      aducom software netherlands
      scriptcase partner, reseller, support and (turn-key) development
      www.scriptcase.eu / www.scriptcase.nl

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      • #4
        Jamie,
        Following are results. I am getting response 200 which is permission denied.

        $ sudo wget --spider http://www.websitename.com:8888/appl...mailSender.php
        Spider mode enabled. Check if remote file exists.
        --2013-10-23 15:59:25-- http://www.websitename.com:8888/appl...mailSender.php
        Resolving www.websitename.com... xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
        Connecting to www.websitename.com|xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx|:8888... connected.
        HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
        Length: unspecified [text/html]
        Remote file exists and could contain further links,
        but recursion is disabled -- not retrieving.


        $ sudo wget -O /dev/null http://www.websitename.com:8888/appl...mailSender.php
        --2013-10-23 16:02:39-- http://www.websitename.com:8888/appl...mailSender.php
        Resolving www.websitename.com... xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
        Connecting to www.websitename.com|xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx|:8888... connected.
        HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
        Length: 1065 (1.0K) [text/html]
        Saving to: `/dev/null'

        100%[================================================== ===========>] 1,065 --.-K/s in 0s

        2013-10-23 16:02:39 (43.6 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [1065/1065]


        $ sudo wget -q --spider http://www.websitename.com:9000/appl...mailSender.php

        $ sudo wget -O- http://www.websitename.com:8888/appl...mailSender.php >> /dev/null
        --2013-10-23 16:05:56-- http://www.websitename.com:8888/appl...mailSender.php
        Resolving www.websitename.com... xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
        Connecting to www.websitename.com|xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx|:8888... connected.
        HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
        Length: 1065 (1.0K) [text/html]
        Saving to: `STDOUT'

        100%[================================================== ===========>] 1,065 --.-K/s in 0s

        2013-10-23 16:05:56 (44.4 MB/s) - written to stdout [1065/1065]

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        • #5
          What does the site give when you run the command via a browser?
          Be aware that wget does NOT interpret javascripts whereas a browser does.
          You cold be faster of by making a simple commandline php program that does the mailing and run that in a cron job. That is really
          fairly easy to do and it would always run.
          If you are on a windows machine and you are a bit lazy you can use iopus imacros and build a small thing that does whatever you need behind a browser. Or alternatively use autohotkey with the ahk addon.
          That would be fairly the same is opening a browser and doing it by hand, but now it is done by automation..

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          • #6
            I use a freeware program called robotask..
            does ALOT!!!

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