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From a DD-WRT router I want to create a cron-job that wget's an image from a remote location. This image is to be passed on to a remote FTP server for storage. The process is to be repeated every minute, naming the destination image on the ftp with the current time :

wget: get file from -> http://37.***.9.95/fullsize.jpg 

ftp: put fullsize.jpg -> ftp://83.***.151.224/shares/camera/dateTimeNow.jpg

Where dateTimeNow is the current time. The ftp server for storage is not smart enough to have either cron nor something else than just FTP. the DD-WRT device however, has cron!

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Do you want dateTimeNow.jpg to be that string or the actual date/time now? –  slm May 3 '13 at 15:11
Also can you confirm that dd-wrt provides cron facilities? –  slm May 3 '13 at 15:12
Can't you do this directly from the ftp server? –  terdon May 3 '13 at 15:21
dd-wrt has cron: dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/CRON –  derobert May 3 '13 at 17:37
Do you have an FTP client available on your dd-wrt? Unless you have optware enabled and have installed one, I'd guess "no". –  derobert May 3 '13 at 17:39

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