> Is there a page I cannot find on cron?
> The standard docs I can find:
There are of course
(Interestingly, there is no http://docs.moodle.org/19/en/Cron_settings
> I wondered if an FAQ is needed.
> What is cron
> Running cron manually/testing cron (what it means, how to do it, how to switch it off)
> What to do if cron is not running (Links to the forum discussions maybe)
> How can you tell when cron was last run OK
I haven't checked the content of the docs above in detail, but I would be surprised if they do no answer those questions. I tried a similar thing with http://docs.moodle.org/en/Performance_FAQ
and regretted it. See http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=193518
> And what is docs.moodle.org/all/ as below
Never noticed it. There are some clues on http://docs.moodle.org/overview/
- "Full wikis" are in the form http://docs.moodle.org/NN/LG/
(NN = 19, 20, ...; LG = en, de, ja).
- "Combinded versions" are in the form http://docs.moodle.org/all/LG/
(LG = es, fr, ...)
- "Unmaintained documentation" http://docs.moodle.org/archive/LG/
(LG = ar, cs, ...)
(it seems to have some nice clear info in it)
Yes, specially the introduction is well wrtten. BTW
, I didn't know, I can read Serbo-Croatian.
Interestingly, if your search the web for the first sentence of that article, "Some of Moodle's modules require continual checks to perform tasks. For example, Moodle needs to check the discussion forums so it can mail out copies of posts to people who have subscribed", you'll find literally hundreds of sites which the same formulation! I wonder who wrote it first.
Otherwise, that page is not updated for Moodle 2.x - the cli part of $moodle/admin/cli/cron.php is missing. Also there are "sophisticated" methods like lynx, wget included, but for the non-experienced it is not clear that they are meant to be run in different computers.