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Old 09-16-2009
Crontab PHP scripts not ending

when i run the scripts from command line like

php ./file.php they run fine and it ends.

But i have them running in crontab every 5 minutes and they sometimes dont close. Can i write something to log why or force them to close after a certain amount of time by killing the pid?
# 2  
Old 09-16-2009
You might be able to use strace to see if they're waiting on a system call of some sort. And php has the function set-time-limit(). As for why it's doing this, I can't tell without seeing the code.
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Old 09-16-2009
thank you that helps me out at lot

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