The Cron Job/Crontab
To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:
30 21 */2 * *
This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):
“Every 2 days at 9:30 pm.”
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 automating system maintenance or administration tasks, such as running backups or sending email reports.
The crontab is a file that contains instructions for the cron daemon. The crontab is typically edited using the crontab command.
Every cron job uses five fields. Here is an explanation of what each field does in this cron, which runs “every 2 days at 9:30 pm“:
FUN FACT: If you need to delete a cron job, simply remove the corresponding line from the crontab file and save your changes..
You might want to set up a crontab or cron job to run every 2 days at 9:30 pm for several reasons, including:
- Running a backup every 2 days at 9:30 pm
- Automatically sending out a report every 2 days at 9:30 pm
- Checking for updates to a website every 2 days at 9:30 pm
Similar Cron Jobs
You might also want to run a crontab:
- every 8 days
- every 10 days
- every 9 days
- every 5 days
- every 3 days
- every 7 days
- every 2 days at 12:00 am
- every 2 days at 3:00 pm
- every 7 days at 8:00 pm
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 crontab cheat sheet for a list of hundreds of popular cron jobs.