I want to know how to set cron for reindexing a particular indexer method in Magento 2. I have used below code to reindex all but not working:

* * * * * php –f /shell/indexer.php reindexall

Can somebody help?

my cronjob

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2 Answers 2


You can launch reindex a separate index as independent process, like:

* * * * * /usr/bin/php /Users/uchuhlebov/web/m212/www/bin/magento indexer:reindex catalog_category_product >> /Users/uchuhlebov/web/m212/www/var/log/indexer.cron.log


  1. * * * * * - time
  2. /usr/bin/php - path to the php
  3. /Users/uchuhlebov/web/m212/www/bin/magento - path to your Magento CLI (/Users/uchuhlebov/web/m212/www/ - is Magento root dir)
  4. indexer:reindex catalog_category_product command you want to launch
  5. >> /Users/uchuhlebov/web/m212/www/var/log/indexer.cron.log - log output

In my example I launch reindex of the catalog_category_product index, but you can use any type. If you want to launch more than 1 reindex, you can specify them ( index name ) through the space.

Here you can find an answer for the question "How to get path of the php binary on server":

It's usually /usr/bin/php but you could try to capture and parse the output of the command 'whereis php' or 'which php''.

Or better yet, use the constant PHP_BINARY if it is available. Have a look here.

In addition check that your cron process is running: /etc/init.d/crond status should display something similar to crond (pid 1494) is running...

To view the list of available indexes use the command:

bin/magento indexer:info


design_config_grid                       Design Config Grid
customer_grid                            Customer Grid
catalog_category_product                 Category Products
catalog_product_category                 Product Categories
catalog_product_price                    Product Price
catalog_product_attribute                Product EAV
catalogsearch_fulltext                   Catalog Search
cataloginventory_stock                   Stock
catalogrule_rule                         Catalog Rule Product
catalogrule_product                      Catalog Product Rule
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    yet not working. Can my /usr/bin/php path be different on my server? or any solution? Dec 8, 2016 at 9:50
  • @ArshadHussain Yes. Please look for the answer here stackoverflow.com/questions/18656678/… Dec 8, 2016 at 10:22
  • @ArshadHussain In addition check that your cron process is running: /etc/init.d/crond status should display something similar to crond (pid 1494) is running.... Please, look at my updated answer. Dec 8, 2016 at 10:58
  • which php gives "/opt/bitnami/php/bin/php" and whereis php gives "php" Dec 8, 2016 at 11:05
  • @ArshadHussain try to use /opt/bitnami/php/bin/php in the cronjob Dec 8, 2016 at 11:05
* * * * * /usr/bin/php /path/to/your/site/root/bin/magento index:reindex <index_type>
  • it is not working, is there any other keyword instead of "php"? Dec 8, 2016 at 9:35
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    You may need /usr/bin/php.
    – Paul
    Dec 8, 2016 at 9:40

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