The Cron Job/Crontab
To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:
30 12 * * *
This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):
“Every 1 day at 12:30 pm.”
What is a Cron Job & Crontab?
A cron job is a task that is scheduled to run at a specific time or interval. Cron is a Linux utility that enables users to schedule tasks to be executed automatically at a specified time or interval. A cron job is typically used to automate system maintenance or administration tasks, such as running backups or sending emails.
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 12:30 pm“:
FUN FACT: If you want to see what commands are scheduled in your crontab, type: “crontab -l”.
You might want to set up a crontab or cron job to run every 1 day at 12:30 pm for several reasons, including:
- Automatically close out any open orders at the end of the day.
- Archive daily log files.
- Generate reports on sales or other activity for the previous day.
- Trigger a backup to run
Similar Cron Jobs
You might also want to run a crontab:
- every 1 day
- every 10 days
- every 6 days
- every 8 days
- every 6 days at 9:00 pm
- every 2 days at 6:00 am
- every 1 day at 12:30 pm
FUN FACT: Each user on a system can have their own crontab, and commands in them will be executed as that user..
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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.