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- Cron Job with Laravel 4
To create a cron job as root, edit your cron file:
[sudo] crontab -e
Add a new line at the end, every line is a cron job:
25 10 * * * php /var/www/<siteName>/artisan <command:name> <parameters>
This will execute the same command at 10:25AM everyday.
Just make sure you keep a blank line after the last one. And you also might need to use the full path of your php client:
25 10 * * * /usr/local/bin/php /var/www/<siteName>/artisan <command:name> <parameters>
You could register your cron job like this:
php /path/to/your/laravel/project/artisan your-custom-command
See my answer on this question, my example is for L3 but should work for Laravel 4 accordingly.