Crontab places wget results in home directory

Posted on 2009-04-24
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Last Modified: 2013-12-12
I don't want the html output by the webpage accessed by crontab to go anywhere.

I tried to send it to /dev/null/ but it outputs errors to /home/
*/6 * * * * wget http://www.example.com/cron/go > /dev/null 2>&1

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Question by:hankknight
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woolmilkporc earned 1000 total points
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did you try the -q (or --quiet) option?
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by:Hugh Fraser
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Use "-O /dev/null" to redirect the actual pages retrieved to the bit bucket. What you've done is redirect the output from the wget command (all the progress information) to the null device.

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