I have the following script to update the price, stocks and thereafter refresh the cache.
File: /var/scripts/update-web.sh

echo "$(date)"
echo "\n"
echo ======================= Updating Prices ======================="
source /var/scripts/update-prices.sh

echo "$(date)"
echo "\n"
echo ======================= Updating Stocks ======================="
source /var/scripts/update-stocks.sh

echo "$(date)"
echo "\n"
echo "======================= Refreshing cache ======================="
# @todo - This script should be run as root user after updating prices & stocks
source /var/scripts/clear-cache.sh

echo "$(date)"
echo "\n"
echo "[COMPLETED]"

This script is run as www-data user from crontab

sudo crontab -u www-data -e

with the following crontab entry:

1 0 * * * /var/scripts/update-web.sh > /tmp/update-web.txt

My main problem here is to run the /var/scripts/clear-cache.sh script as root user (immediately after updating prices & stocks).
Let me know if there's a workaround for this.


Instead run the www script from a root script

su www-data -c /var/scripts/update-web.sh

Make a script like that and run it from root's crontab, and remove the entry from www-data's crontab.

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