Run gulp task via cron job

While logged in via a user that has privileges to run gulp, run the following:

crontab -e

to edit your current "crontab" file.

Typically, within a cron job, you want to run any binary using absolute paths, so an initial approach to running gulp build every minute might look like:

* * * * * cd /your/dir/to/run/in && /usr/local/bin/gulp build

However, you might see in the cron logs that you get this error:

/usr/bin/env: node: No such file or directory

To fix this, we need to add a symbolic link within /usr/bin to point to the actual path of our node binary.

Be sure you are logged in as a sudo user, and paste in the following command to your terminal:

sudo ln -s $(which node) /usr/bin/node

Once this link is established, your cron task should run successfully.

Last Updated: 8/11/2018, 4:54:05 PM