I need to download a file each day at 8am EST from a server. I’d like to download it into my droplet daily. How do I go about setting this up for my developer? I’m reading that crontab is how I do this?
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You can use
Then paste in your cron-specific command, such as:
The above command will download the file
file.tar.gzand store it to
/path/to/file.tar.gz. You will need to create the storage directory beforehand, though. The command won’t create it for you, so you could run:
You can also change the file name and add a date if you need to keep previous versions.
Which would produce a file name such as