The Cron Job/Crontab
To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:
0 9 */10 * *
This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):
“Every 10 days at 9:00 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 is a Linux utility that allows tasks to be automatically run in the background at regular intervals. These tasks are often called “cron jobs.”
A crontab is a text file containing a list of commands that are executed at specified times. The commands in the crontab are executed by the cron daemon, which runs in the background and checks for new entries every minute.
Every cron job uses five fields. Here is an explanation of what each field does in this cron, which runs “every 10 days at 9:00 am“:
FUN FACT: Cron jobs are stored in a file called “crontab”, which is short for “cron table”..
You might want to set up a crontab or cron job to run every 10 days at 9:00 am for several reasons, including:
- Run a backup of all user data once every 10 days
- Delete all temporary files that are more than 10 days old
- Send out a monthly newsletter on the first day of every month
Similar Cron Jobs
You might also want to run a crontab:
- every 4 days
- every 3 days
- every 9 days
- every 7 days
- every 6 days
- every 3 days at 5:30 am
- every 8 days at 12:00 am
FUN FACT: You can use cron to schedule just about anything!.
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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.