Run WGET in Background

wget -bqc

-b : Go to background immediately after startup.
-q : Turn off wget’s output aka save disk space.
-c : Resume broken download i.e. continue getting a partially-downloaded file.


Cronjob for Linux and Mac

# Works for mac, linux (or any OS with a cron scheduler)
# To install into cron, on the console enter: crontab -e
# Then paste in the 2 lines at the bottom of this page, then save
# You can check the "/tmp/mycron.log" file on your system to verify its happening each 5 minutes

2,7,12,17,22,27,32,37,42,47,52,57 * * * * sleep 12 ; curl -s >> /tmp/mycron.log 2>/dev/null

Daily reboot at 04:00

0 4 * * * /sbin/shutdown -r now

Tested on Raspberry Pi