When I run Wget from terminal with command

wget targetfile.php

I got error "Scheme Missing". What does it is suppose to mean and how to fix it? I googled but all links I found is speaking of drupal wget. I've tried using absolute path but still not working and yield the same error. I'm trying to set up cronjob here. I follow this tutorial http://www.thesitewizard.com/general/set-cron-job.shtml where then it leads me to use wget.


wget absolutePath/targetfile.php
usr/bin/wget absolutePath/targetfile.php

also tried using relativePath to targetfile.php by changing directory to absolutePath first.

  • You have to specify path to the file, like a url. – saji89 Jan 4 '13 at 4:54
  • What do you mean by like url? I tried using absolute path already if that's what you are saying. – 絢瀬絵里 Jan 4 '13 at 5:06
  • Can you post the path you tried, without specific ip or domian? – saji89 Jan 4 '13 at 6:49
  • ok, added to the question. – 絢瀬絵里 Jan 4 '13 at 6:54

Use php interpreter instead. So it should be

/usr/bin/php absolutePath/targetfile.php

My experience with wget is that you use it to download a file from a webpage directly. I had similar problems when my source webpage no longer existed. A normal wget command usually looks like this, I believe wget http://www.example.com/filename.whatever. This link might be helpful to you.

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