Cron help


#1

Hello all,
I’m having difficulty figuring out a script that I need to call via cron. I’ve never done this before, so please bare with me.

I have a script that I need to execute once a day at around midnight. The instructions say to do this:

lynx --dump --auth=user:pass http://www.mydomain.com/cgi-system/php.cgi?build=1 >/dev/null

I connected to my domain via SSH and entered the above script. Nothing seemed to happen in my terminal…no confirmation, nothing…Is this normal? Another thing is that I don’t have a directory named /cgi-system in my domain folder, nor a php.cgi file anywhere in site. Sorry…very new to cron, but any help would be great


#2

you may want to refer to wiki on how to use crontab http://wiki.dreamhost.com/index.php/Crontab

To see whether you have installed a crontab script, you can type command “crontab -l”

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#3

that’s what i would expect, given that the >/dev/null part of the command means to redirect the output that would normally show on the screen to nowhere.

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