With the CronBundle you can configure cron jobs in configuration files

1.0.1 2015-02-17 10:06 UTC


Symfony2 Bundle for setting up cron jobs via configuration.

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This bundle requires Symfony 2.1+, as it must be installed with composer.

Download SbkCronBundle with composer

Add the following to your project composer.json:

    "require": {
        "sbk/cron-bundle": "dev-master"

Now install it with this command:

$ php composer.phar update sbk/cron-bundle

The bundle should be downloaded to the vendor directory.

Enable the bundle

You need to add the bundle in app/AppKernel.php

// app/AppKernel.php

public function registerBundles()
    $bundles = array(
        // ...
        new Sbk\Bundle\CronBundle\SbkCronBundle(),

Import Services

The CronBundle depends on certain services, so you need to import the service configuration in app/config/config.yml

    # ...
    - { resource: @SbkCronBundle/Resources/config/services.yml }

Now you should be able to use the Cron Manager.


Configuring Tasks

Tasks can be configured in app/config/config(_prod).yml.

      command: "cache:clear --env=prod"
      expression: "0 0 * * *"
      bin: "ls"
      script: ""
      command: "-l > /var/log/listoutput.log"
      expression: "@daily"

Each entry in sbk_cron.tasks represents a task.


The command to execute. By default the cron manager will prepend php %kernel.root_dir%/console before the command name, so configuring console commands is easy. You can run every command you want with this bundle, read on how to do so.


The cron expression, any valid expression that you would enter in a cron table.


The binary which will execute the command (php by default, you could enter '' to omit the bin in the execution command)


The script that will be called (%kernel.root_dir%/console by default).

Runnign the master cron job

Even if you can configure all cron jobs with this bundle, you need to add one line to the crontab manually, the cron:run command.

* * * * * php /var/www/app/console cron:run

This will execute the cron manager every minute.

The manager will check which tasks need to be executed and will create background processes for every due task.