Thanks, Only one concern. Are there any security issues. And I suppose more importantly, if there are; is there a way to get the php-script to ensure that is is being invoked by my cron deamon. Should I put the page in a directory and use .htaccess to control security. Or can I check the referrer to ensure that it is not being invoked via a browser!!
I'm going to go down the wget path at the moment. Thanks in advance. Henry "Erik Price" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message [EMAIL PROTECTED]">news:[EMAIL PROTECTED]... > > On Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at 12:25 PM, Henry wrote: > > > PS. I cannot compile as a binary etc. This configuration is the confi > > of the > > shared server I am using which is hosted by a third part. > > If your PHP is not compiled as a CGI interpreter, then you can't do > commandline PHP commands. But all is not lost. You can have the cron > job execute a shell script that executes lynx or links or wget, or even > just executes the command directly from the cron job, and have that > lynx/links/wget request a PHP script that does what you want done. > > > Erik > > > > > ---- > > Erik Price > Web Developer Temp > Media Lab, H.H. Brown > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php