The Cron Job/Crontab
To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:
30 23 */10 * *
This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):
“Every 10 days at 11:30 pm.”
What is a Cron Job & Crontab?
A cron job is a time-based task that is set to run at a specific time or interval. This can be used to automate tasks such as running backups, sending emails, or running system maintenance scripts.
A crontab is a file that contains a list of commands that are to be executed at specified times. The commands in the crontab are executed by the cron daemon.
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 pm“:
FUN FACT: Each user on a system can have their own crontab, and commands in them will be executed as that user..
You might want to set up a crontab or cron job to run every 10 days at 11:30 pm for several reasons, including:
- Sending a daily email report
- Backup up files every 10 days
- Running a system check every 10 days
Similar Cron Jobs
You might also want to run a crontab:
- every 3 days
- every 8 days
- every 4 days
- every 1 day
- every 9 days
- every 7 days at 9:00 pm
- every 3 days at 3:30 am
- every 5 days at 1:00 pm
FUN FACT: Cron jobs are named after the Greek god of time, Chronos – so now you know where the name comes from!.
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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.