Thanks Arnee, it all seems to be working fine manually and if i click on the little question mark to update via GET command and copy the url given into a browser address bar i get a blank page returned which is ok as when i check to see if its updated the sitemap it has. Its only when i try to run the same url via a cron job in cpanel i cant seem to get the command string correct.
The cron job runs but i get emailed the code to the home page on the blog, when i log in to check if its updated the sitemap it has not. I have tried GET and then the URl, wpget, curl with and without silent command, directed reurned output to null etc but just cant seem to get it right, i used to run a similar process via cron before using curl and that worked ok, my host doesnt really have any restrictions that have prevented other jobs running in the past.
I have no cron jobs running now that may clash on any blog i use sitemaps plugin on so it cant be that.
I have this weekend upgraded all blogs to 2.3.3 and all plugins to the latest (all 5) all works fine with no clashes i can see. I would have thought someone else has this running via cron in the past as i would like to schedule it for evry couple of days just to make sure its rebuilt and the search engines are notified, i added a yahoo API key to every blog (all 6) this weekend so yahoo gets notified as well, i have no problems with timeouts etc as i have resticted building to just 500 urls and set a memory limit and background process options etc to avoid problems.
If anyone has used cron for this plugin it would be nice to see samples of the command string to try. Cant understand why it work if loaded in a browser address bar but not via any cron job ive tried, didnt even get any errors reported from cron to give a clue like i would normally get while trying to figure out something like this.
The only think i havent tried is running with a login ID and password in the command string as the instructions say it shouldnt need one.
By combining this plugin with the Dagon Design php sitemap im getting spidered loads.
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