Need help configuring Windows Cron Batch file

by jtojnar, Monday, January 21, 2019, 20:00 (90 days ago) @ rjr

Q1: What is the purpose of the "/update" in the path above?

I think it is supposed to be URL of the update endpoint of selfoss. Perhaps start command opens the URL in web browser or something?

Q2: Is this a switch? or folder?

The endpoint would be redirected by the mod_rewrite to index.php, which is why it is important to make it work.

Q3: If I'm using "localhost" then what command string should the Windows batch file have?

I am not sure what you mean.

Q4: Is this batch simply attempting to "refresh" the web page?

Yes, that is what I would think. On the other hand, “adding the path for php” step would make me think that we would want to run the update script as if the batch file contained php.exe path/to/cliupdate.php (the recommended update procedure on Linux systems).

Q5: following the "e.g." above, My batch file has the following but this is a path so how does the RSS feed "update" work?

See above, or https://httpd.apache.org/docs/current/rewrite/

Note that the wiki is unofficial resource maintained by selfoss users. If you manage to make selfoss work on XAMPP, please try update the tutorial with the correct instructions.


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