The Cron Job/Crontab
To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:
0 2 */10 * *
This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):
“Every 10 days at 2:00 am.”
What is a Cron Job & Crontab?
A cron job is a task that is scheduled to run at a specific time or interval. Cron jobs are typically used for system maintenance or administration tasks, such as backing up data or updating software.
A crontab is a file containing commands and instructions for the cron daemon to execute. The crontab is used to schedule jobs (commands or shell scripts) to run periodically at certain times or dates.
Every cron job uses five fields. Here is an explanation of what each field does in this cron, which runs “every 10 days at 2:00 am“:
FUN FACT: Cron jobs are automated processes that run on a schedule..
You might want to set up a crontab or cron job to run every 10 days at 2:00 am for several reasons, including:
- Automatically backing up data
- Sending out reminders or notifications
- Generating reports
- Checking for updates or new content
Similar Cron Jobs
You might also want to run a crontab:
- every 10 days
- every 7 days
- every 2 days
- every 9 days
- every 5 days
- every 5 days at 6:00 pm
- every 1 day at 10:00 am
FUN FACT: If you need to temporarily disable a cron job, you can simply comment out the line in the crontab file that corresponds to that particular task..
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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.