Unix cron job to alter .txt file outside of webspace

I have a small .txt file located outside of my webspace (ie... it's not located in /public_html/ on my server) - this text file contains a bunch of switches/tags/settings for my no longer supported forum software (I'm not in a position to find something new right now). It's a small 8.46 KB file. Among many other very short lines in that text file is the following line:


The number is always either 0 or 1 ... 1 will disable posting abilities on my forum (called "Maintenance Mode"), 0 will enable posting abilities. For some odd reason, and on random days, a cPanel update will trigger this "Maintenance Mode" at approximately 3am. Since it is so random, I sometimes don't realize that nobody can post on my forum until 11-12am. I don't know if the cPanel update is altering this particular file or not, but I do know that changing the line in this file will fix the problem.

What I want from this project is: some sort of cron job that will run at 4am daily and scan this text file - if the "maintenance=" line shows 1, then it automatically changes it back to 0. No other new or existing lines in that text file should be disturbed. No access will be given to my server, nor will details of where that server is - all text/instructions to complete this project must be sent via freelancer private messaging system.

Habilidades: HTML, Linux, Perl, UNIX

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Hello, I am the premier Perl scripting expert on these freelancing sites. I can create a script for this task to run from cron. A variety of languages could be used for this command: I recommend Perl because it c Mais

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Hi, I'm expert in text processing with dozens of completed projects like this that's why I'm sure you'll be impressed with my work. I can provide you working Cron script in less than a hour for just $28 (Perl scrip Mais

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This can be accomplished with a shell script and making things work automatically has been my job almost all my life. Accept proposal, escrow the milestone and you will get the solution with explanations in an hour or Mais

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I can write you a Perl script to monitor and change the line back if it;s modified. Please attach the text file after the project started

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Hi, I can write a perl script which you can put it in cron. The script will match the maintenance=0 part in the text file and change its value to 1. Ready to start now. Thanks.

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skilled php developer here, have done over 500+ php project for my clients, i can do the cron script for you, let start now.

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The better solution would be to track down what's throwing the forum into maintainance mode. Probably a cron job related to the forum or some code in the forum. Give me more information about what forum softweare is in Mais

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I can create a shell script and schedule it in cron job. Script will check the value of maintenance and if it is 1 then it will change its value to 0.

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Hello, I can write a script quickly to run from cron to alter the value, because it happens after cPanel updates it makes me think that there is some problem on the server and maybe site code can't connect to db s Mais

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Hi dangod, I have 25 years experience in programming. (Just to prove I'm serious...) To solve your problem I have to know more about your environment. If it's a Linux, maybe no Html and Perl are necessary. Don Mais

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Hi, I am a full-time developer of Perl and CGI, and I work with most platforms (Linux, Solaris and Windows) and would like to help with your task. You can check my existing ratings on Freelancer and also see that Mais

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Hi As per your specification you need a script which will run at 4 am daily checks for the string "maintenance=1" change it to "maintenance=0". I can write this script for you and also send you the cron which needs Mais

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Hello, This is very simple, just enter the following line in the cron job: 0 * * * * perl -p -i -e 's/^\s*maintenance=1\s*$/maintenance=0/' /path/to/config/file (this will run the command every hour) You ca Mais

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Hello! I'm a Unix/Linux Expert with more than 7 years experience. I'll provide you with script file that will do the trick. Explanations and further help will be provided as well until you get desired result. Looki Mais

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I can do it today .

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Hi, Thank you for posting your requirement. My name is Inderjeet and own a small 4 member IT services firm based at Chandigarh,India. We have been into IT since 1994 (desktop software), into Web-apps since 2001 and Mais

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Easy job, I can do it for you within minutes. I've done many similar things before. Let me help you get this done.

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Hi, UK based freelancer with 10+ years system administration experience. Seems like a fairly simple job, assuming that some basic commands are installed on the server should be able to knock a quick script up in Mais

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Hi, I am an experienced Perl programmer located in the U.S. The script you require is fairly straightforward in Perl. I can complete the project easily. Also, another solution may be changing the permissions on the fil Mais

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