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How would I run a command like scrapy crawl empt.com in a cron job where I need to be in a specific folder to run the command for example:

/downloads/my_crawler/empt/empt/ then the command scrapy crawl empt.com

My current crontab entry looks like this: 0 */2 * * * * root /downloads/my_cralwer/empt/empt/ scrapy crawl empt.com Thanks!

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Try:

0 */2 * * * * root cd /downloads/my_cralwer/empt/empt/ && scrapy crawl empt.com
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