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How to select cron job options?

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  1. prettydumb

    prettydumb Active Member

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    CRON JOB For Dummies

    I am attempting to setup a cron job for an ad manager software program and the instructions say

    "If you will be using wget, the line is:

    1 0 * * * /path/to/wget --spider -q 'http://www.yourdomain.com/rebuild.php?word=yoursecretword'

    If you will be using lynx, the line is:

    1 0 * * * /path/to/lynx -dump 'http://www.yourdomain.com/rebuild.php?word=yoursecretword' >/dev/null

    If you will be using GET, the line is:

    1 0 * * * GET 'http://www.yourdomain.com/rebuild.php?word=yoursecretword'


    How do I determine the path and whether my server is using "wget", "lynx" or "GET"

    Any one have a clue as what and where to look for this?

    Thank you whoever you are :)
     
    #1 prettydumb, Jun 20, 2008
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2008
  2. thewebhosting

    thewebhosting Well-Known Member

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    You do not need to provide full path. For get your you will need to use GET and for wget path use wget. It should work. I am not sure about lynx.

    Regards,
     
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