I set up this cronjob. Does this cover whatever I set in the GUI Scheduled Jobs? Or, do I need to set up a cronjob for each? If for each, what is the purpose of this GUI?

As per Scheduled Jobs:


PHP=nice -n19 /usr/bin/php

PARAMS= -j -s[domain] -u[user] -p[password] -a execute

*/1 * * * * cd $CIVI_ROOT; $PHP bin/cli.php $PARAMS

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Yes, executing the standard cron job, which is the cron.php file as you have it, executes any and all jobs which are enabled on the CiviCRM » Administer CiviCRM » Scheduled Jobs page.

  • Do I need to have "-e Job" argument in there, too?
    – BruceW
    Commented Apr 13, 2015 at 7:15
  • Actually, I just noticed that this is not working. It will not fire the cron unless I put the user and password inline. Using the tokens is not working.
    – BruceW
    Commented Apr 13, 2015 at 7:19

Might want to check the answer here which is a bit detailed:

How Do I Fix Mail Send Stopping at 500 Sends?

  • It appears to be the same as what I posted, eh?
    – BruceW
    Commented Apr 11, 2015 at 20:47
  • I don't see why it's the same question--that other question is regarding the email job only--your question is about how to execute all the jobs.
    – Hershel
    Commented Apr 12, 2015 at 14:47
  • I think he was referring me to a long standing question I've had about that. No worries.
    – BruceW
    Commented Apr 13, 2015 at 7:13

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