I am attempting to run two Drush commands from my crontab:

# m h  dom mon dow   command
*/2 * * * * drush -r /path -l https://www.domain.com/ cron
*/2 * * * * drush -r /path -l https://www.domain.com/ -u civicron civicrm-api job.execute

Both of these commands work when I run them manually on the server, however they do not appear to work through crontab, even though the log shows them running:

Apr 17 20:16:01 ip-000000000000 CRON[3736]: (ubuntu) CMD (drush -r /path -l https://www.domain.com/ -u civicron civicrm-api job.execute)
Apr 17 20:16:01 ip-000000000000 CRON[3737]: (ubuntu) CMD (drush -r /path -l https://www.domain.com/ cron)

Any suggestion as I cannot see why these would not be running?


I ran into a similar issue multiple times. I think in all cases cron was running a different version of php. To fix I ended up having to define my php path in my drush call:

*/5 * * * * /usr/local/bin/php /home/myuser/bin/drush elysia-cron run --root=/home/mysite/public_html --uri=www.mysite.com

Also, another thing that helped me debug the issue is by adding a log path > path/to/file.log like this and then looking at the exact error:

*/5 * * * * /usr/local/bin/php /home/myuser/bin/drush elysia-cron run --root=/home/mysite/public_html --uri=www.mysite.com > /home/mysite/cron.log 2>&1

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