Heathco doesn't require any command-line stuff. You just copy the files into a directory on your server. You have to edit one config file with your database DSN and other info, and then it's ready to go. It even creates all the required database tables.
You could cronjob the spider, but I choose to use the admin toolbox instead. You just go to the admin page - I do it before leaving the office every Friday - click a button, and off it goes.