example of wget in a script running via a crontab

crontab listing (edit -e)

######################################################### --> crontab -l # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE - edit the master and reinstall. # (/tmp/crontab.mTbKpV installed on Tue Feb 10 00:03:15 2015) # (Cronie version 4.2) # MIN HOUR DAY MONTH DAYOFWEEK COMMAND # 5 6-20 * * * /home/john/bin/get-map # this would run at 5 minutes after from 6am to 8pm */2 7-11 * * * /home/john/bin/get-map # this runs every 2 minutes between 7am and 11am */2 14-19 * * * /home/john/bin/get-map # this runs every 2 minutes between 2pm and 7pm #########################################################

script with wget (and note on crontab)

######################################################### #!/bin/bash # (note in script on setting up crontab... short memory...) # runs hourly btwn 6 AM through 8 PM via crontab # --> crontab -l (run as pt830a) # # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE - edit the master and reinstall. # # (/tmp/crontab.XXXX1Kg6Ht installed on Thu Apr 1 11:27:41 2010) # # (Cron version V5.0 -- $Id: crontab.c,v 1.12 2004/01/23 18:56:42 vixie Exp $) # MIN HOUR DAY MONTH DAYOFWEEK COMMAND # 10 6-20 * * * /home/john/bin/get-map ############################################################## wget --output-document="/home/john/web/jm/MeisterTech/Traffic/`date +%d%b-%H%M`-traffic.gif" --no-http-keep-alive -q -nc \ "http://images.wsdot.wa.gov/nwflow/flowmaps/video_map_SeattleMetro.gif" ##################################################################### # ###############################################
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