The Cron Job/Crontab
To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:
0 19 */10 * *
This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):
“Every 10 days at 7:00 pm.”
What is a Cron Job & Crontab?
A cron job is a time-based task that is set to run at specific intervals. This can be anything from running a script every hour to backing up a database every day. Cron jobs are typically used for maintenance or automation purposes.
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 7:00 pm“:
FUN FACT: Cron jobs are used to schedule commands or scripts to run automatically at a specified time and date..
You might want to set up a crontab or cron job to run every 10 days at 7:00 pm for several reasons, including:
- A daily backup that is kept for 10 days
- A weekly report that is emailed every Monday
Similar Cron Jobs
You might also want to run a crontab:
- every 10 days
- every 1 day
- every 6 days
- every 9 days
- every 4 days
- every 5 days
- every 1 day at 6:00 pm
- every 8 days at 12:00 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.