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Configuring cron and search in Drupal 7

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    In this video, we're going to take a look at configuring cron,
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    in order to tell Drupal to perform regular maintenance
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    and allow for modules that need to perform tasks on some kind of schedule to do their thing.
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    Cron, not to be confused with the state flower of Iowa,
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    corn, is a Unix command line utility
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    that is used to trigger the execution of some task on a regular schedule.
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    In this case, the task is going to be to ping Drupal
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    and tell it to run the script cron.php, which will allow Drupal
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    and all of your installed modules to perform their regularly scheduled tasks.
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    A simple example of a task that might happen is the Search module.

Configuring Cron and Search in Drupal 7


In this chapter Joe covers two really important tools for most sites: cron and search. We start by explaining what cron is, and how core provides us with a basic cron tool. We also walk through how to set up your own custom cron if the core settings don't suit you. Next we look at Drupal's core search and the various ways you can configure that.

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