Hello Beau Lebens,

Thank you very much for the advice.
I am using windows 2000/NT.So do you happen to know how to handle it in
windows?

Sagil.


"Beau Lebens" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message
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> Sagil,
> the way I do something like this is write a script using PHP that does
> exactly what you want, without any input or anything like that, then just
> set up cron to run that script every 2 hours. you can use either lynx to
hit
> it as a webpage, or it's an admin script or something that you don't want
> other people to be able to hit (because it'd be in the web-root) then you
> can put it outside the documentroot and use the php cgi to run it.
>
> if you use lynx, do something like this in your crontab entry (the
'timing'
> might be wrong)
>
> * 2,4,6,8,10,12 * * * lynx -source
> http://yourscript > /dev/null
>
> that will just get the source of the page, then pipe it to the 'bin' so to
> speak, but in doing this, it will perform whatever operations you have
told
> it to in the script
>
> HTH
>
> Beau
>
> // -----Original Message-----
> // From: PHPFAN [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> // Sent: Friday, 6 July 2001 9:43 AM
> // To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> // Subject: [PHP-DB] Newbie:Backend scripts
> //
> //
> // Hi,
> //
> // I am using php4 with mssql backend loaded on windows 2000.
> //
> // Here is my problem:
> //
> // I want to update my database contents every 2 hours with some sql
> // statements.
> // Is there anyway I can write scripts in php and run them
> // every 2 hours?
> // Anyother solutions are most welcome.
> //
> // Thank You,
> // Sagil.
> //
> //
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