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Errors below are on the logs.

dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (delivered to mailbox)
Jan  3 12:32:01 ubuntu postfix/qmgr[8039]: 8900D291A2FC: removed
Jan  3 12:32:06 ubuntu crontab[15790]: (root) LIST (root)
Jan  3 12:33:01 ubuntu CRON[15792]: (root) CMD (lynx -dump http://www.url.com/run.php)
Jan  3 12:33:01 ubuntu CRON[15791]: (CRON) error (grandchild #15792 failed with exit status 127)
Jan  3 12:33:01 ubuntu postfix/pickup[15581]: 959BB291A2FD: uid=0 from=<root>
Jan  3 12:33:01 ubuntu postfix/cleanup[15637]: 959BB291A2FD: message-id=<20130103103301.959BB291A2FD@ubuntu>
Jan  3 12:33:01 ubuntu postfix/qmgr[8039]: 959BB291A2FD: from=<root@ubuntu>, size=526, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
Jan  3 12:33:01 ubuntu postfix/local[15639]: 959BB291A2FD: to=<root@ubuntu>, orig_to=<root>, relay=local, delay=0.13, delays=0.09/0/0/0.04,

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specify the FULL PATH to the lynx executable.
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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Agree with comment above, can you post the CRON entry as well?

Perhaps there are more errors there that we could help you with.
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by:Kerem ERSOY
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Hi,

Status 127 means there's a path not found error condition in your script. When executing cron scripts you need to add full path to commands because cron Environment is not the same as your ilogon environment.

Here's a list of exit status codes for cron scripts:

Script Exit Codes

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by:Neil Russell
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So like I said in the First post. Specify the FULL PATH to lynx
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by:ahmettiryaki
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I have 3 different tasks, none of them worked.

*/1 *   *   *   *  run1.php
*/1 *   *   *   *  php run2.php
*/1 *   *   *   *  lynx -dump http://www.url.com/run3.php

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by:Neil Russell
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*/1 *   *   *   * /usr/bin/lynx -dump http://www.url.com/run3.php

Or wherever the lynx binary exists
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by:Kerem ERSOY
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Hi Ahmet Bey,

Then you need to enter full path for all the commands and any paramaters specifying a file to access.. such as:

*/1 *   *   *   *  /path/to/run1.php
*/1 *   *   *   *  /path/to/php /path/to/run2.php
*/1 *   *   *   *  /path/to/lynx -dump http://www.url.com/run3.php

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K.
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by:ahmettiryaki
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Thank you all for the answers.

I installed Lynx again and problem solved.
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