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As @Navern suggested, I put my whole command in to a bash script, then ran the bash script from cron. And, of course, an absolute path was necessary.


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You will have to instruct wget to write to STDOUT, you do this by passing -O - to wget, otherwise it will save the file to disk. tar is failing because as executed it's expecting something from STDIN. This should work: wget -q -O - "https://download-of-large-file-here.tar.gz" | tar xz & Where -q suppresses the default progress information from STDOUT ...



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