The Cron Job/Crontab
To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:
0 15 */10 * *
This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):
“Every 10 days at 3:00 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 (also known as a “cron table”) is a file that contains a list of commands that are executed at 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 3:00 pm“:
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..
You might want to set up a crontab or cron job to run every 10 days at 3:00 pm for several reasons, including:
- Automatically creating backups every 10 days
- Fetching remote data that gets updated every 10 days
- Generating reports that need to be run every 10 days
- Cleaning up temporary files that accumulate over time
Similar Cron Jobs
You might also want to run a crontab:
- every 4 days
- every 9 days
- every 7 days
- every 5 days
- every 6 days
- every 3 days
- every 4 days at 5:30 pm
- every 4 days at 11:00 pm
FUN FACT: If you want to edit your personal crontab, just type: “crontab -e” at the command prompt..
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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.