The Cron Job/Crontab
To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:
0 16 */10 * *
This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):
“Every 10 days at 4:00 pm.”
What is a Cron Job & Crontab?
A cron job is a task that is scheduled to run at a specified time or interval. Cron jobs are typically used to perform system maintenance or administration tasks, such as backing up data or generating reports.
Crontab files are stored in the “/etc/cron*” directories on most Linux systems. Each user has their own crontab file, and there is also a system-wide crontab file that can be used to schedule system tasks.
Every cron job uses five fields. Here is an explanation of what each field does in this cron, which runs “every 10 days at 4:00 pm“:
FUN FACT: Cron jobs are named after the Greek god Chronos, who represents time itself..
You might want to set up a crontab or cron job to run every 10 days at 4:00 pm for several reasons, including:
- Checking for updates to a software package
- Deleting temporary files that are no longer needed
- Generating reports based on data that has accumulated over the past 10 days
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”.
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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.