Based on this documentation the drush cron can be set up as

10 * * * * /usr/bin/env PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin COLUMNS=72 /usr/local/drush/drush --root=/path/to/your/drupalroot --uri=your.drupalsite.org --quiet cron

Where is the actual task being set here? I would like to invoke a certain url on each cron run. How do I provide that url to be ran in this cron or invoke a function using this drush cron.


  • What do you mean by "run a particular page"? – Clive Jun 1 '15 at 14:58
  • Updated to clarify that to invoke a certain url – pal4life Jun 1 '15 at 15:00

From the Drupal perspective, you just need to implement hook_cron():

function MYMODULE_cron() {

That will be invoked on all normal cron runs (there are situations when it won't, e.g. if you have a cron management module installed that limits core cron operations).

But it might make more sense just to wget/curl that URL on a separate single-line cron job. Depends on your use case, but either will probably be fine.

  • So seems that drush cron would actually run all the hook module crons. Is there a way to run only a particular hook_cron rather than all of the? – pal4life Jun 1 '15 at 20:45

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