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#14844 23-Jul-2007 16:25
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I am writing a php script and it looks like it's timing out as it just stops if I do too much looping
or processing.

If I only process a few forum, it;s ok, if my list of forums to process is 14 it does.

I wonder if php has a setting that stops my script running to long.

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Master Geek

  #79306 23-Jul-2007 16:55
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Maybe this would help you:

Set time limit

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Ultimate Geek

  #79311 23-Jul-2007 17:08

theres a maximum memory setting in php.ini I've had to increase from default for some webmail clients when a person's inbox is over a few GB. maybe check that too.

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Uber Geek


  #79312 23-Jul-2007 17:28
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Thanks you two for the help. Doing a set_time_limit (0); totally fix my last set of problems.

I've constructed an rss feed builder for a forum that has no rss.
It's very beta as I have not learned how to run the script via a task scheduler yeah and doing it manual.

If you would like to see the beta feeds for then look at

Thanks Barf, I think you also gave me good advice the other day in the chartroom.

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Ultimate Geek

  #79313 23-Jul-2007 17:38

no problem mate

I've scheduled tasks before using cron and wget, this is how drupal runs it's maintenance tasks too.
and example crontab to hit every 5 minutes would look like:

*/5 * * * * wget -O - -q

from a shell account 'crontab -e' edits the crontab file. however I'm not a PHP guru or even a PHP developer so there may be a better way to do this. windows task scheduler maybe?

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Uber Geek


  #79491 24-Jul-2007 20:41
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Sounds like you have a linux platform. I have,  not a good platform for php developement. Anway,
I'm going to use a taskmanager and run the php from like a dos shell.

php.exe -f "D:\www local\htdocs\slingshot forum 2 rss\Slingshot RSS Builder.php"

You mentioned drupal, is that Drupal and is google code using an example of it.

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Uber Geek


  #80128 28-Jul-2007 16:43
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found a windows version of cron called nnCron LITE

I call my script like this, every 55mins

*/55 * * * * cmd /c c:\wamp\php\php.exe -f "D:\www local\htdocs\slingshot forum 2 rss\Slingshot RSS Builder.php"

Seems to be working but only getting a correct feed from using FeedReader.

Thanks for the help.

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