I would like to create a cron job that uploads files from a directory on my computer to my FTP server. I would like it to do it daily at midnight. I know pretty much nothing about cron, so I apologize if I sound stupid!
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man crontab will show you what you need. You'll want something like:
in your crontab file. Note that scripts under
This is an FTP sample script to transfer one file: (Note you can use an FQDN instead of IP)
command to edit the cronjob table and add your script.
This is an Example:
If you liked to have a the script above, (assume you have it in home and its name is myscript.sh) /home/myscript.sh, run every day at 2am, you have to do:
and then you have to add the following entry:
As a reference, here you have a crontab entry parameters meaning:
This tutorial could also help you.