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    AW Stats automatic updating

    Was not sure where exactly to put this, but it is software used in the hosting industry. Anyways, I need help setting up a cron to run every night and automatically update my stats.

    The documentaion for the tool awstats_updateall.pl is rediculous at best.

    I see there are some options within the script for the following:
    =============================
    my $DIRCONFIG = "/etc/awstats";

    my $Debug=0;

    my $Awstats='awstats.pl';

    my $AwstatsDir='';
    my $AwstatsProg='';
    ===========================

    What the heck difference is there between '$DIRCONFIG' and '$AwstatsDir'? Same question goes for '$Awstats' and '$AwstatsProg'.

    Secondly, my hosting company does not allow you to run cron jobs with options, for example awstats_updateall.pl - update. So, I would need to create a secondary script that calls the awstats_updateall.pl with the proper options and run that newly created script as a cron.

    I am not a programmer by trade, would anyone be so kind as to write the simple script to do so? I would be ever so grateful!

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    with high traffic set it to run every 10 minutes or so,

    dir/awstats.pl -config=(yourconffile).conf -update
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    Thanks for the reply. My host only updates it's longs once a day unfortunately. So, I can only see last days stats.

    If I were to create a seperate PERL script to call that, what would it look like?

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    You should be able to just add a task, that repeats once a day. Have it run that simple command and that is it. What cp do you use?
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    We use a custom made control panel (I work for the hosting company, Its actually better than any control panel I have ever used).However, one down side is that you cannot run a cron with a command attached to the end, You can only run a script. So, in order to run a script with a command line, you need to write a seperate script that calls the script you want to run with the proper command line within the script... does that make sense?
    Last edited by shaxs; 06-18-2005 at 08:50 PM.

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    yes, you should have a look around for a scripter thats looking for work should be an easy job. I assume 20-30 minutes max.
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    Area51 Computers Custom Servers & Gaming Systems. (Since 1998)
    NetAffect Email & Web Hosting Services. (Since 1996)
    O===(~~~~~~~~~ Quality Systems & Service Since 1996 ~~~~~~~~)===O

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