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 MacOS) or by clicking the shortcut in the Start Menu under “Start -> Bitnami APPNAME Stack -> Application console” (Windows). On OS X VMs, the installation directory is /opt/bitnami and OS X VM users can click the “Open Terminal” button to run commands. Learn more about the Bitnami stack environment and about OS X VMs.

Moodle requires a cron task that must be run regularly. The administrator can do this from the Admin panel’s “Site Administration -> Notifications” menu. To run this task in the background, create a cron job.

To edit the crontab, run the following command:

$ sudo crontab -e

Add the following line to it:

*/15 * * * * sudo su daemon -s /bin/sh -c "installdir/php/bin/php installdir/apps/moodle/htdocs/admin/cli/cron.php > /dev/null"

This cron entry will run the script every 15 minutes.

Last modification April 8, 2020