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Old 12-16-2009, 03:53 AM   #1
ulver
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wget command runs manually but over cron doesnt


Hi, I have a command that I use for daily backup of my firewall settings which goes like this;

Code:
/usr/bin/wget -q --post-data 'Submit=download' http://user:pass@10.0.0.10/backup.php -O /home/backup/firewall/config-firewall-`date +%Y%m%d%H%M%S`.xml
Now that command works when I enter it manually but over cron it doesnt run;
this is my cron entry;

Quote:
0 6 * * * /usr/bin/wget -q --post-data 'Submit=download' http://userass@10.0.0.10/backup.php -O /home/backup/firewall/config-firewall-`date +%Y%m%d%H%M%S`.xml
 
Old 12-16-2009, 04:36 AM   #2
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Try, putting our command in a script and put this near the top:
Code:
cd $(dirname $0)
Cheers,

Evo2.

Last edited by evo2; 12-16-2009 at 04:36 AM. Reason: typo
 
Old 12-16-2009, 05:55 PM   #3
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You may need to specify the full path for the date cmd; it's not a shell built-in & cron has a minimal default PATH.
 
Old 12-24-2009, 04:26 AM   #4
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I have specified the date command now its

Code:
0 6 * * * /usr/bin/wget -q --post-data 'Submit=download' http://user:pass@10.0.0.10/backup.php -O /home/backup/firewall/config-firewall-`/bin/date +%Y%m%d%H%M%S`.xml
But it still wont run :S
 
  


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