- Laravel task schedule is defined in the
- Create a new Laravel project
laravel new (project name)
- Build a custom command. Reference https://laravel.com/docs/7.x/artisan#introduction and https://laravel-news.com/custom-artisan-commands:
php artisan make:command (command name) Example: php artisan make:command testcrone
- This will generate a file in app/console/commands/(command name).php unless otherwise specified. All commands within the
app/Console/Commandsdirectory will automatically be registered with Artisan. If other directories are used, you will need to make additional calls to the
loadmethod to scan other directories.
- In the (command name).php file, set $signature=’your command:name’ and add a description.
- In function handle(), issue your command
- Now open app/console/kernel.php
- Add custom command class to the $commands array. For example:
protected $commands = [ commands\testcron::class, ];
- Test that the command is working:
php artisan (command signature)such as test:crone
You should see the output from the command.
- Modify the schedule function to execute the command. For example:
This will execute command testcron every minute. There are a variety of schedules you may assign to your task. See reference document for details.
- Now invoke the scheduler in the project directory (if artisan doesn’t work, you are in a subdirectory. Try move up) :
php artisan schedule:run
This will work in Linux. For Windows, you still need to schedule it through the auto scheduler. Check out this post to proceed: http://laravel.at.jeffsbox.eu/laravel-5-scheduler-set-up-cron-on-windows