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Definitions from the documentation:

  • queue/run: runs all the queued-up jobs
  • queue/listen: listens to the queue and runs new jobs

Example case:

The runQueueAutomatically config option is set to false, and a cron job is calling queue/run every minute: /1 * * * * /path/to/project/root/craft queue/run.

In this case:

  • Should I run queue/listen instead of queue/run?
  • Does calling a new queue/run when a queue/run job is potentially still in process, could caused queue issues?
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  • queue/run - should be used if you're going to manually execute this command via a cron job or such, because it runs any pending queue jobs, then exits

  • queue/listen - should be used if you want it to constantly poll (with a reasonable cooldown interval) for new jobs, and run them, because it runs a listen process that spawns a sub-process to run queue jobs as they come in

More here: Robust queue job handling in Craft CMS

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  • Thank you! Why you didn't mention the queue/run cron job solution in your article? Are there downsides using it instead of setting up a service with systemd? Aug 22 '19 at 12:06
  • It's just a bit less elegant but it should work fine. Aug 22 '19 at 17:42

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