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Re: [vox-tech] STDOUT and /dev/null
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Re: [vox-tech] STDOUT and /dev/null

Richard S. Crawford wrote:

*/5 * * * * wget -q http://our.server.com/admin/cron.php > /dev/null 2>&1

As I understand it, this should be directing any output from cron.php to
It only redirects standard output and standard error. It doesn't prevent wget from creating new files. Wget's normal behavior is to create a file to save the downloaded data. Redirecting standard output or standard error won't change that.

Wget has a "-O" option to control the name of the file that the downloaded data is written to. Either of these should do what you want:

wget -q -O - http://our.server.com/admin/cron.php > /dev/null 2>&1

wget -q -O /dev/null http://our.server.com/admin/cron.php > /dev/null 2>&1
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