[CentOS] how to set term environment for cronjobs?

Rudi Ahlers rudiahlers at gmail.com
Wed Oct 1 11:29:14 UTC 2008


On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 7:06 AM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:
> Rudi Ahlers wrote:
>>
>> On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 12:37 AM, Filipe Brandenburger
>> <filbranden at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 16:30, Rudi Ahlers <rudiahlers at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I simply need to call 2 php scripts via a website - very simple todo,
>>>> but cron tends to give me these errors for some odd reason, and the
>>>> scripts doesn't run on the remote website.
>>>
>>> How are you calling these scripts from cron? lynx? wget? curl? Maybe
>>> the problem is with the tool you are using to do that. If you give us
>>> more details, we might be able to help you better.
>>>
>>> HTH,
>>> Filipe
>>> _______________________________________________
>>
>>
>> Hi, yes sorry I should have added that :)
>>
>> I'm using lynx, as follows:
>>
>> 9 0 * * * /usr/bin/lynx http://billing/admin/cron.php
>> */5 * * * * /usr/bin/lynx http://billing/pipe/pop.php
>>
>
> Lynx wants to do cursor positioning which is fairly useless in
> non-interactive mode.  You can give it a terminal type on the command line
> with the -term= option, but it would probably be better to use wget instead
> for non-interactive work.
>
> --
>  Les Mikesell
>   lesmikesell at gmail.com
> _______________________________________________

wget downloads the whole page every time, which wastes bandwidth & HDD
space. Apart from using the "> /dev/null" option, is there any other
way to use it?


And with lynx, do I just issue lynx -term=vt100 http://billing/admin/cron.php ?
-- 

Kind Regards
Rudi Ahlers


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