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How to set up cron job on godaddy?

Hey guys, my current web host is linux shared hosting.
I tried godaddy's cron manager to run Perl script.
Here is the command:

#!/usr/bin/perl -q /home/content/h/o/s/hostus/html/cgi/

I was wondering for why my cron jobs would not work?

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I don't believe you use the whole shebang line "#!/user/bin/perl", just this:
perl -q /path/to/

The shebang should be on the first line of the script being called, and you need to make sure it points to PERL on your server.

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Join Date: Jan 2010
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did you ever end up getting a cron to run with godaddy? im not even getting emails about the cron jobs I've configured and I can't seem to get even the most basic of jobs to run. Here's what my crontab file looks like:

$ cat crontab
# canary
# 2 test2
0 * * * * /bin/touch $HOME/cron_test
# 1 test1
1 * * * * /web/cgi-bin/php $HOME/html/gdform.php

Any ideas? Thanks for the replies in advance

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