Cron is creating empty files, how to stop this?

h0feer

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Hello to everyone,


I'm using Cron from cPanel to complete some automatic tasks to my website , i have setup the cron command like this :


Code:
* * * * * wget -q https://www.mydomain.com/cron/WonProductNotification >/dev/null 2>&1
and each time it's completing the task it's creating files like this "WonProductNotification" with empty content, yesterday i couldn't even login to my server using ftp because of these much files that was created by cron , around 50k files ..

Can someone tell me what to do in this case? how to make cron do it's job without creating these files?


I already tried to change the command like this "wget -O link >/dev/null 2>&1 but cron is not working then after i change from -q to O ,

can someone help me please?


Thanks in advance.
 
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h0feer

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Did you try this way?

Code:
wget --quiet -O

or

Code:
wget -q --spider
Hi, thanks for your reply.

please explain it a little bit clear , you mean try like this :
Code:
wget --quiet -O https://www.mydomain.com/cron/WonProductNotification >/dev/null 2>&1
 
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vacancy

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Code:
* * * * * wget --quiet -O https://www.mydomain.com/cron/WonProductNotification >/dev/null 2>&1
Code:
* * * * * wget -q --spider https://www.mydomain.com/cron/WonProductNotification >/dev/null 2>&1
 

h0feer

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Code:
* * * * * wget --quiet -O https://www.mydomain.com/cron/WonProductNotification >/dev/null 2>&1
Code:
* * * * * wget -q --spider https://www.mydomain.com/cron/WonProductNotification >/dev/null 2>&1


Hi,


i just tried both of these examples, none of them works , means when i change them like you said Cron is not doing it's job... any another suggestion please?
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello,

Are you able to execute the script instead of downloading the file? For instance, what exactly is the cron job and the file doing?

Thank you.