The Cron Job/Crontab
To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:
30 11 */10 * *
This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):
“Every 10 days at 11:30 am.”
What is a Cron Job & Crontab?
A cron job is a scheduled task that is typically executed by the operating system on a regular basis. Cron jobs are often used to perform maintenance or administrative tasks, such as backing up data or updating software.
A crontab is a file that contains a list of commands to be executed by the cron daemon. The commands in the crontab are executed at the specified times.
Every cron job uses five fields. Here is an explanation of what each field does in this cron, which runs “every 10 days at 11:30 am“:
FUN FACT: Cron jobs are named after the Greek god of time, Chronos – so now you know where the name comes from!.
You might want to set up a crontab or cron job to run every 10 days at 11:30 am for several reasons, including:
- Sending a daily summary email to all users
- Backing up the database
- Updating user statistics
- Clearing the cache
Similar Cron Jobs
You might also want to run a crontab:
FUN FACT: Cron is typically used for things like system maintenance tasks, running backups etc..
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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.