I've been working on setting up a Cron Job in PHP, and I've encountered some difficulty with passing and retrieving variables. I was wondering if anyone could help me out.
To provide a bit of context, I have a PHP script that needs to run at a specific time every day. I've set up the Cron Job using cPanel, and it's executing the script successfully. However, I'm not sure how to pass variables to the script and retrieve them once it runs.
Basically, what I'm looking to do is pass a few dynamic values (such as a date or an ID) to the script, so that it can process them accordingly. Ideally, I would like to pass these values through the Cron Job command itself.
For example, let's say I have a script called "process.php", and I want to pass a date variable called "mydate" with a value of "2022-07-01" and an ID variable called "myid" with a value of "123". How can I modify the Cron Job command to include these variables, and how can I retrieve them within the PHP script?
I've done some research, and I came across suggestions like using command-line arguments or environment variables. However, I'm not sure which approach would be the most suitable for my case, or how to implement them.
I would greatly appreciate any guidance or examples on how to pass and retrieve variables with a Cron Job in PHP. Thanks in advance for your help!