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Didn't know where to ask this, so thought I ask here.


My cron works:


0 * * * * wget "http://mysite.com/test-cron.php"


but I get an email from the server that makes it sound like I'm not doing something right:


Resolving mysite.com... 123.45.678.90

Connecting to mysite.com|123.45.678.90|:80... connected.

HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK

Length: 0 [text/html]

test-cron.php: Permission denied


Cannot write to `test-cron.php' (Permission denied).


I know I can turn off the email by using  >/dev/null 2>&1, but I'm just wondering if I did something wrong, and that's why it says it can't write to the file, and permission denied. I don't care about writing to the file, I just want to run the php so it sends me an email. Also, I'm using wget because the file must be accessed via http for it to work.

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permissions? try making the file chmod to 0777


But I don't want to write to the file, only read, which it seems to be doing, because the script on it does run. I tried looking at wget config options to see if I could figure it out, but haven't done any testing yet because I haven't had time.

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You need to ensure that the server allows the execution of wget. A lot of servers by default have the ability to run this command disabled . Ensure it's configured correctly. It looks like it's not the file that's having a permission issue, it looks like the servers denying the wget command itself

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If it's on the same server, just run it directly though:

0 * * * * php /path/to/test-cron.php


The problem with that is that it's not an independent script. It's actually a controller/method in a CodeIgniter installation, and can't be accessed directly.

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