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How to tell if CRON job is successfully implemented

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Does system notify you that connection is live?


I've installed the CRON job (I think) by following instructions in the tutorials. My question is, how do I know this has been configured correctly?

More specifically, should a tick box automatically appear in the status section of the Admin Zone next to the "set up CRON" line? I think it's working properly, I was able to set up a timed quiz and have an email sent to me but the lack of a tick box is mystifying me as I saw in another thread that it should pick it up correctly as mentioned in this thread - - View topic: [SOLVED] Quiz & cron_bridge.php

Anyone else get the tick box in there?


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Hi Andrew,

You might want to ask your web host to check the command for you.

It should tick if it's worked.

Timed quizzes and regular e-mails don't require CRON to work.

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Cron working

Thanks Chris, got it going in the end. My complete lack of knowledge about Cron was what was messing me up I suspect

In case it helps anybody else, running the suggested http://yourbaseurl/data/cron_bridge.php?querymode=1 got me something like the following:

"/usr/bin/php -C -q –no-header /path/to/mysite/data/cron_bridge.php"

which for some reason wasn't working but

"php /path/to/mysite/data/cron_bridge.php"

seems to have done the trick. One of these days I will get around to having a basic understanding of unix servery things but it sure as hell ain't gonna be today :)

Anyway, working now, thanks for the feedback.


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