Schedule a WGET to run once

Posted on 2000-03-31
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I've got a file sitting on a remote server that I need to download on a slow line.  I want to use WGET to do this. I'm familiar w/ WGET and know how to use it.  I want the download to start at 4:30 when everyone goes home for the day, and the download should be finished by monday morning.  I'm familiar w/ using a crontab to schedule a job to happen every-so-often, but how can I schedule this download process to just take place once.  Maybe should I stick my wget command in a shell script and call the script? How do I do this so that it starts @ 4:30?
Question by:kittlej
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ID: 2673348

at 4:30am Apr 1
/usr/bin/wget ftp://blah.com/myhugefile

You have to hit enter after the date. Put in the date you like.  After the wget command, hit control-D.

Author Comment

ID: 2673377
well I fouled the first one up - how Can I look to see what ones are scheduled? Is this going to be executed as the user I'm logged in as, or who?

Accepted Solution

kiffney earned 30 total points
ID: 2673386
atq will tell you what's scheduled.

atrm takes them out.

The job runs as the user who submitted the job.  ('man at' will tell you all that faster than I can!)

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ID: 2673419
You da man. Thanks for the help

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