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Old 08-01-2008, 05:27 AM   #1
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I have an old compaq deskpro with 256MB of RAM and a 500MHz processor running Debian 4. I need to get it to visit the update url of sitelutions every 10 mins or so. How would I get it to do this? Since I have moved it from another machine, X is stuffed but I have a terminal and webmin installed (I probably could get X working if the job required it, but it uses system resources so I'd rather not.)
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Old 08-01-2008, 10:07 AM   #2
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you schedule jobs on linux using cron jobs.

the best thing to do would be to write a shell script to do what you want to do, (like a batch file under windows).

then use crontab to schedule the job

(probably best that you google exactly how to do what you want to do).
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Yeah, i need it to visit a particular URL using cron. I havent a clue when it comes to bash scripts so I was hoping someone could help me there.

Do you reckon geting iceweasel to visit a url every 10 minutes would be a good way of doing it?
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Sorted it. Thanx for the tip about cron, just get it to run a perl script every 5 mins.
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