Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:27 am Post subject: Cron job to get URL for Dada Bridge mailing lists
I'm using Dada Bridge to run a discussion list. It uses a perl script to check for new messages to distribute. I can call this script manually from a browser and it works, but I need to set up a cron job to automate it.
The documentation for Dada Bridge assumes you will have the curl binary on your web host at usr/bin but it isn't there on my 34sp account. Neither is wget.
Can anyone suggest another way to do this? I've tried calling the script locally using perl <path to script> but I just get an error saying perl can't find the script.
I'm more of a windows guy so I'm not all that familiar with this stuff. I don't want to resort to setting up a scheduled task on a windows box to call the URL every 5 mins
Sounds like you're running on a virtual server, in which case you should be able to install curl quite easily.
I'm pretty sure the shared hosting servers all have curl preinstalled. They also have lynx, which is another thing you could use (search this forum for examples). _________________ Phil Ronan
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