Originally posted on Peter Mount's Blog:
In the first article I covered how to install a weather station on a Raspberry PI. In the second part I’ll cover how to get it to upload data on an hourly basis to a website using FTP.
Getting the station to run hourly
First we need to get the station to run hourly. To do this I created a script called weatherupload which I placed under /usr/local/bin
Enter the following:
Once saved make it executable and then edit the main crontab:
At the end of the file you need to add the following:
Save it and now every hour it will now run.
Note: I’ve placed it there and not under /etc/cron.hourly because
- cron.hourly runs once an hour, but not necessarily at the top of the hour. I a later article when I add twitter you want the tweet to be close to 0m rather than at a random…
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