Are there alternatives to "wget" that work with WebHostingHub?

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2012-01-17 9:56 pm EST
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Trying to grab xml data once a day from an external website so that I can parse it and use specific data on my page. Wget isn't supported. Alternative possibilities?

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ChristiNi
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2012-01-18 10:03 am EST
Hi WXManAJB,

Most scripts that are run through wget can be ran through lynx or curl commands, which are allowed in Cron Jobs. Just make sure that you set the user agent in any lynx or curl commands you run. If the user agent isn't set, mod_security rules on the server will prevent the commands from running.

Please let us know if you have any questions or need any additional assistance.

Regards,

Christi N.

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