Configure scheduled tasks

Before running the commands shown on this page, you should load the Bitnami stack environment by executing the installdir/use_APPNAME script (Linux and Mac OS X) or by clicking the shortcut in the Start Menu under “Start -> Bitnami APPNAME Stack -> Application console” (Windows). Learn more.

Follow the steps below:

  • Run the following command to open the crontab file:

    $ sudo crontab -e

If prompted for an editor, select one you are most acquainted with. nano is the easiest one if you don’t know which one to choose.

  • At the end of the file, add the following lines. Replace USERNAME with the name of the user account used to install the stack.

    */1 * * * * su USERNAME -s /bin/sh -c "installdir/php/bin/php -c installdir/php/etc/php.ini installdir/apps/magento/htdocs/bin/magento-cli cron:run"
    */1 * * * * su USERNAME -s /bin/sh -c "installdir/php/bin/php installdir/apps/magento/htdocs/update/"
    */1 * * * * su USERNAME -s /bin/sh -c "installdir/php/bin/php -c installdir/php/etc/php.ini installdir/apps/magento/htdocs/bin/magento-cli setup:cron:run"
  • Save the file and exit.

Again, check the tasks have been correctly added running the following command. It should display the content of the file just edited, including the newly-added lines.

$ sudo crontab -l

If you don’t have the installdir/apps/magento/htdocs/update/ file, clone the updater repository as described in this guide.

Last modification September 3, 2018