This page will help you quickly and easily set up a cron job to run every 5 days at 7:00 pm.
The Cron Job/Crontab
To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:
0 19 */5 * *
This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):
“Every 5 days at 7:00 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.
A crontab is a table or list of commands that are scheduled to run at specified times. The commands in a crontab file (also called a “cron table”) are normally executed by the cron daemon, which runs in the background and executes these commands automatically.
Every cron job uses five fields. Here is an explanation of what each field does in this cron, which runs “every 5 days at 7:00 pm“:
FUN FACT: Cron is one of the most powerful tools available on a Linux system – use it wisely!.
You might want to set up a crontab or cron job to run every 5 days at 7:00 pm for several reasons, including:
- Sending a daily update email to all users
- Checking for new user signups
- Generating a report of recent activity
- Taking a backup of the database
Similar Cron Jobs
You might also want to run a crontab:
- every 6 days
- every 4 days
- every 1 day
- every 3 days
- every 10 days
- every 9 days
- every 2 days at 4:00 am
- every 3 days at 7:30 am
FUN FACT: Cron jobs can be set up to run at specific times, or they can be configured to run periodically (e.g., every hour)..
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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.