Cron task to refresh Fever


Anyone running the RSS reader Fever (

I’m running it - testing it both on shared server and private server, and in both places, the cron task that supposed to automatically refresh the install returns 500 errors every time it tries to run. The task I have is:

00,15,30,45 * * * * curl -L -s http://[url of my install]/fever/?refresh

where [url of my install] is replaced by, well, url of my install.

Has anyone ran into this problem? Any suggestions for debugging?

I have run into that problem too and would be interested in a solution

Best practice is to specify full path to the binary. And try using quotes so the question mark doesn’t confuse cron:
00,15,30,45 * * * * /usr/bin/curl -L -s “http://[url of my install]/fever/?refresh”

Sorry to bring up a old post but can someone help me with this. I do not know how to create the cron that I need to do.

DO I just go to Goodies, Cron, Add New and enter this:

00,15,30,45 * * * * /usr/bin/curl -L -s “http://[url of my install]/fever/?refresh”

exactly as it is only wit my url?

If someone can help with that, it would be very appreciated. I need to create a CRON job to clear logs every so often, but have no idea how to do it.

If your server is having issues refressing the feeds you can create a cron job in DreamHost to fix this.

Log-in to Dreamhost’s panel and click on Goodies / Cron Jobs
Click Add New Cron Job
There will be a drop down list to choose what user you want to set up the cron job with.
If this drop down is empty, you need to go and set up shell access for the user. (Go to Users, Manage Users, Edit one of them, then choose the user account type: Shell)
Enter a Title (e.g. “Fever RSS” “Fever RSS refresh” or something like that)
In the Command to run field, enter “curl -L -s http://[yoururl]/fever/?refresh” without the quotes
Check Use Locking
Under When to run choose Custom, Selected Minutes and choose how often you want to refresh it
Click Save