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I created a cron job for a wordpress plugin that i no longer want running. I am not very good at navigating around in unix. The cron job was the following:

*/10 * * * * /usr/bin/wget -O /dev/null http://ADDRESS_OF_THE_FILE >/dev/null 2>&1

Does anyone have pointers how to navigate to this cron job and delete it?


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You should post this on Superuser. –  David Pfeffer Mar 4 '10 at 15:22

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run in console:

crontab -e

then you will get crontab opened with an editor, simply delete the line there, save the file and quit editor - that's it...

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Yep - this worked. Turns out I was totally backwords with my whole set up and hadn't even saved the cronjob in the first place. Sigh. It's sad when something that should take 5 minutes takes an hour. Thanks for your help –  Anonymous Mar 4 '10 at 16:10

Run command

sudo crontab -e  

It will open cron jobs in text editor. Remove your line and save the file :)

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The sudo command didn't work for me, but removing it did. –  Anonymous Mar 4 '10 at 15:42
@hollyb: sudo is needed just if you are running cronjob as root, but if you're running it as normal user - then you don't need it... –  Laimoncijus Mar 4 '10 at 16:40
If you don't know what you're doing you certainly should be running everything as root. –  Marki Nov 18 '14 at 19:15

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