How to use wget command in cron job?

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Istvan / 5 Points
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2011-09-19 1:17 am EST
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The current cron request:
wget -O - -q -t 1 http://mydomain/index.php?parameter
Answer from cron job:
/bin/sh: /usr/bin/wget: Permission denied

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Timothy S.
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741 Points
2011-09-20 12:12 pm EST
Hi Istvan,

I just wanted to some additional notes to my last response. Most scripts that are run via wget can be used with the lynx or curl command like so:

lynx -dump http://domain.com/folder/script.php?dl=file

curl http://domain.com/folder/script.php?dl=file

If you need further assistance, please feel free to contact us.

Thank you!

Tim S.

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Timothy S.
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741 Points
2011-09-19 7:37 am EST
Hello Istvan,

Thanks for posting your question. I'm sorry for your troubles with your cron job. I'm more than happy to assist you.

In a shared environment, you security purposes, we have disabled wget from being able to be ran in a cron job.

You will not be able to use wget. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us.

Thank you!

Tim S.

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