Cron Job Every 1 Day At 7:30 pm (Crontab)

This page will help you quickly and easily set up a cron job to run every 1 day at 7:30 pm.

The Cron Job/Crontab

To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:

30 19 * * *

This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):

“Every 1 day at 7:30 pm.”

What is a Cron Job & Crontab?

A cron job is a time-based task that is set to run at specific intervals. These jobs are usually used for maintenance or automation purposes. For example, a cron job could be set to delete temporary files every week so that they don’t take up space on the server.

A crontab is a table or list of commands that are scheduled to run at specified times. The commands in a crontab file (also called a “cron table”) are normally executed by the cron daemon, which runs in the background and executes these commands automatically.

Cron Fields

Every cron job uses five fields. Here is an explanation of what each field does in this cron, which runs “every 1 day at 7:30 pm“:

  • Field 1: (30) indicates that the task will be run at minute 30.
  • Field 2: (19) indicates that the task will be run at hour 19 (7 pm).
  • Field 3: (*) indicates that the task will be run every day of the month.
  • Field 4: (*) indicates that the task will be run every month.
  • Field 5: (*) indicates that the task will be run every day of the week.
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    FUN FACT: When configuring a cron job, you can specify the minute, hour, day of the month, month and day of the week when it should run – this gives you a lot of flexibility in terms of when your task will be performed automatically!.

    Use Cases

    You might want to set up a crontab or cron job to run every 1 day at 7:30 pm for several reasons, including:

    • checking the status of a long-running process
    • sending out a daily report
    • running a backup script

    Similar Cron Jobs

    You might also want to run a crontab:

    FUN FACT: If you want to see what commands are scheduled in your crontab, type: “crontab -l”.

    Wrapping Up

    In this article, you learned how to set up a cron job that runs every 1 day at 7:30 pm. Please share this page with friends and colleagues if you find it useful.

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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.

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