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Hi all i want to install a file from a web site in a specific time i use Fedora Core 1 Can anyone tell me how to do that...
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    install from a http site in specific time


    Hi all
    i want to install a file from a web site in a specific time
    i use Fedora Core 1
    Can anyone tell me how to do that

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    You need something like the up2date program ?

    Write a bash script that checks if the program is available on the website using wget and awk.
    Then wget to download it, and use rpm -Uvh *.rpm to upgrade the installation if it's and RPM you are downloading.
    To schedule it, use cron.

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    What do you mean by "in a specific time"? Do you mean to schedule the installation for later?
    Also, what kind of file is it? An RPM?

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    i men for example i want to begin download a movie file or iso in 12 pm , and save it ander folder named download under my home directory

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    Oh, I see. That's really simple - Just use the 'at' program.
    'at' allows you to input some shell commands to be run at a particular time. Run at with the time to run them at, like "at 00:00" for the upcoming midnight. Then input the commands, and end it with Ctrl+D. Something like this, that is:
    Code:
    at 00:00
    cd ~/download
    wget http://www.server.tld/path/to/movie.avi
    (Press Ctrl+D)

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    You can also do "at midnight", "at noon", and even "at teatime" interestingly enough. But remember, at executes its commands in /bin/sh, not /bin/bash, so if you need it to perform a bash function, it's probably best to write a bash script and tell at to run that.

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