Cron job for an existing crawler

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I have currently a crawler which scrapes house properties from a rental website. What I need nnow is a script which is a combination of a crob job and PHP. This is what needs to be done:

There are two files from the crawler:

[url removed, login to view] and [url removed, login to view]

[url removed, login to view] has a function called get_city($city). What it does it goes to the page of the city on the rental website. For every entry on all the pages of that city it calls a function from [url removed, login to view] called scrape_entry($url).

We then have a list of cities divided into 7 arrays (monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday, sunday).

What needs to be done then is the following:

Every two weeks on the day of the array the script should check the cities in that array and call the get_city($city) function from the [url removed, login to view] file.

We'd like to do it this way because we don't want to cause a heavy load on the server of the rental website. If you have better ideas or suggestions, please let me know.

Skills: Linux, PHP

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Hi I have read your description and i have experience of scrapping data from the sites using the cron job which fetches the data from the sites using the array values. I can solve your problem. I have created and imple More

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This should be straightforward. Assuming your crawling script can be called from the command line it's a matter of wrapping it up to accept a list of cities as input and processing each. Then all that is needed is sett More

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I have already prepared a corresponding PHP script to be used for the cron job.

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Hi, i'm a web developer since many years and i'm familiar with cron and php. And i already have a good idea how to do this job.

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