How to Run PHP Script as Normal User with Cron

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Aaron Kili

Aaron Kili is a Linux and F.O.S.S enthusiast, an upcoming Linux SysAdmin, web developer, and currently a content creator for TecMint who loves working with computers and strongly believes in sharing knowledge.

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5 Responses

  1. Chris G says:

    As a sysadmin, is there an advantage to doing this over placing the command in the user’s crontab like this?

    crontab -eu tecmint
    

    Actually I just thought of one. The tecmint user can’t change root’s crontab so they can’t change your entry. Are there any other reasons?

    • Aaron Kili says:

      @Chris

      Another possible reason is a user can change their own crontab file and possibly modify an entry saved by root.

      • Chris G says:

        We are saying the same thing. Sorry I wasn’t clear. Anyway, I can see that there may be times I would need to do this so it’s reason enough to bookmark this article. I hope you keep writing articles, Aaron.

        Thanks for creating this one and responding to my question :-)

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