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    Cron jobs

    Hello,

    I have never used cron jobs before but really need to set one up that deletes files in a certain folder every Friday.

    I know how to set one up to run every Friday, but I'm just not sure what the command would be to do this.

    Thanks!

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    Do you have shell access. or you want to delete files through php script by cpanel
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    Or there might be an interface in the CP to set cron jobs.
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    Yep abduraooft, that's exactly what I'm using... but I just don't know what command to use. Unfortunately, I can't just type "Delete files in tmp folder" and set it for every Friday. I don't know what fancy linux code to use

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    Make sure you back up before you do this...

    Command you would probably want is something like this...

    Code:
    /bin/rm -f /path/to/directory/with/files/
    if you need to delete the files + sub dirs...

    Code:
    /bin/rm -rf /path/to/directory/with/files/*
    If you only want to delete html files

    Code:
    /bin/rm -f /path/to/directory/with/files/*.html
    etc

    Note /bin/rm is the path on my system. It may be different on yours.

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    Thanks! I'll give it a shot! Take care.


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