The Cron Job/Crontab
To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:
30 19 */5 * *
This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):
“Every 5 days at 7:30 pm.”
What is a Cron Job & Crontab?
A cron job is a scheduled task that is typically executed by the operating system. Cron jobs are often used to automate repetitive tasks, such as backing up files or checking for updates.
A crontab (also known as a “cron table”) is a file that contains a list of commands that are executed at specified times.
Every cron job uses five fields. Here is an explanation of what each field does in this cron, which runs “every 5 days at 7:30 pm“:
FUN FACT: If a cron job is not properly configured, it might never execute – so make sure you double-check your settings before setting one up!.
You might want to set up a crontab or cron job to run every 5 days at 7:30 pm for several reasons, including:
- Run a backup of all files every 5 days
- Delete temporary files every 5 days
- Send out a report to all users every 5 days
Similar Cron Jobs
You might also want to run a crontab:
- every 9 days
- every 6 days
- every 3 days
- every 1 day
- every 2 days
- every 5 days at 1:30 pm
- every 7 days at 8:00 am
- every 9 days at 11:30 pm
FUN FACT: If you need to delete a cron job, simply remove the corresponding line from the crontab file and save your changes..
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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.