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I am trying to schedule a perl script to run daily, but I am not sure if I am doing everything right.

The script I want to run is to update AWStats each day, without manually having to press update.

Currently, I created a file in the cron.d folder with the following text inside:

00 09 * * * /usr/local/awstats/cgi-bin/awstats.pl -config=cwp-dev-02

If I run:

/usr/local/awstats/cgi-bin/awstats.pl -config=cwp-dev-02

The stats update succesfully, but nothing seems to happen with the scheduled task...

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Don't copy such files directly into cron.d - instead use the crontab(1) command to inject new commands.

Suppose your entries are in a file named mycrontab:

 $ crontab mycrontab

and you're done

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I think you need to include a username in the job spec e.g.

00 09 * * * root /usr/local/awstats/cgi-bin/awstats.pl -config=cwp-dev-02

because the files in /etc/cron.d are treated in the same way as the /etc/crontab file. Also check that only root can write to the file.

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