The Cron Job/Crontab
To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:
30 22 * * *
This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):
“Every 1 day at 10:30 pm.”
What is a Cron Job & Crontab?
A cron job is a Linux utility used for scheduling the execution of commands or scripts at a specified time and date. Cron is typically used for system maintenance or administration, such as running backups or log rotation.
A crontab is a text file that contains a list of commands to be run at specified times. The commands in the crontab are executed by the cron daemon, which runs on most Unix-like systems.
Every cron job uses five fields. Here is an explanation of what each field does in this cron, which runs “every 1 day at 10:30 pm“:
FUN FACT: Cron is one of the most powerful tools available on a Linux system – use it wisely!.
You might want to set up a crontab or cron job to run every 1 day at 10:30 pm for several reasons, including:
- Automatically update data from an external API
- Perform a daily backup of the database
- Generate a report summarizing the day’s sales
- Delete temporary files that are no longer needed
Similar Cron Jobs
You might also want to run a crontab:
FUN FACT: You can use cron to schedule just about anything!.
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If you are looking for cron jobs that run at certain minutes, hours, days, weekdays, or months, or if you are looking for miscellaneous cron jobs, then check out our relevant sections, or visit our cron job cheat sheet for a list of hundreds of popular cron jobs.