Motion - Support Question 2014x 03x 30x 071708

Problems controling motion via cron - bug?

Question

I just cannot get Motion to be controlled via the cron/script.

I'm trying to change the threshold by entering this line at the command line:

sudo /usr/bin/wget -O /dev/null -q http://localhost:8091/0/config/set?threshold=1000&username=myuserename&password=mypassword

I see if the motion.conf file has changed, but it never does, whatever I try!

1) will this command work from the command line?

2) will i see a difference in the motion.conf file?

3) do i have to restart motion or somehow save the changes for them to become permanent?

I'm not sure if it's related, but i cannot control motion via the web interface either. It looks like its working, but it doesn't.

Iv'e included a few links of how iv'e tried to get this working:

http://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/14486/control-motion-via-cron/14490?noredirect=1#comment20677_14490

http://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/14250/controlling-motions-threshold-automatically-on-my-pi

Please help, i'm stuck!

Environment

Motion version: 3.2.12
ffmpeg version: 6:0.8.6-1+rpi
Libraries: ffmpeg, mysql, postgresql
Server OS:  
-- ReggieNoo - 30 Mar 2014

Answer

Topic revision: r1 - 30 Mar 2014, ReggieNoo
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