I have connected my store with SSH terminal and then I navigated to the root directory of my store where I run the following command

*/5 * * * * cron.sh

But its showing this error: bash: */5: No such file or directory


What you've written isn't a command that you can enter in the shell - it's a crontab entry that should go in a special file, which you can edit using crontab -e (user crontab) or sudo crontab -e (root crontab)

View crontab

To output/view the crontab of the current user

crontab -l

To view the crontab of another user you would need sudo permissions

sudo crontab -l -u nameOfOtherUser

Edit crontab

crontab -e

The possible cron line using full path to php

*/5 * * * * /usr/bin/php /var/www/html/sitename/cron.php

or for debugging purposes

*/5 * * * * /usr/bin/php  -q /var/www/html/sitename/cron.php > /var/www/html/sitename/cron-error.log 2>&1
  • Cron.sh file is located in the root directory of my store and I navigated to the root directory of my store using SSH terminal, now which command I have to run? – Syed Muneeb Ul Hasan May 27 '17 at 10:03
  • in terminal check your root dir path for eg. pwd (present working directory) from ssh. what you get ? – Priyank May 27 '17 at 10:05
  • It's showing the directory path /home/master/applications/tswguhztub/public_html – Syed Muneeb Ul Hasan May 27 '17 at 10:08
  • try entering /home/master/applications/tswguhztub/public_html/cron.sh and check – Priyank May 27 '17 at 10:09
  • still the same result – Syed Muneeb Ul Hasan May 27 '17 at 10:15

Take a break and restore any changes you've made to your cron.sh file and crontab. There is an easy and breezy way to setup Cron on your Magento store. I do this for every store I setup and it always work.

  1. Disable Magento Compiler by running this code at your Magento root directory:
php -f shell/compiler.php disable
  1. Log into Admin Panel and disable all your cache:
System > Cache Management > (Select All) > Actions: Disable > Submit

Then log out of Admin Panel.

  1. Install AOE Scheduler from Magento Connect from this link: https://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/aoe-scheduler.html

  2. After installation, run Magento compiler:

php -f shell/compiler.php enable

php -f shell/compiler.php compile
  1. Log into Magento Admin Panel and re-enable all cache.
  2. Then follow the instruction to set up Magento Cron:
System > Scheduler > Instructions

Make sure you enable all recommended options.

  1. After 5 minutes, Go to System > Scheduler > Timeline View to monitor your cron jobs.

If everything went well, you will see:

Scheduler is working. (Last heart beat: x minute(s) ago)

Now Magento cron is functioning well. And all your newsletters, backups, transactional email jobs will execute according to the setting at:

System > Scheduler > Job Configurations

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