The Cron Job/Crontab
To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:
30 23 */6 * *
This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):
“Every 6 days at 11:30 pm.”
What is a Cron Job & Crontab?
A cron job is a scheduled task that is typically executed automatically at a predetermined time or interval. Cron jobs are commonly used to perform system maintenance or administrative tasks, such as backing up data or generating reports.
Crontab is a file that contains instructions for the cron daemon. The cron daemon is a program that runs in the background and executes tasks at specified times. The crontab file is used to specify which tasks are to be run and when they are to be run.
Every cron job uses five fields. Here is an explanation of what each field does in this cron, which runs “every 6 days at 11:30 pm“:
FUN FACT: If you want to edit your personal crontab, just type: “crontab -e” at the command prompt..
You might want to set up a crontab or cron job to run every 6 days at 11:30 pm for several reasons, including:
- Run a backup of user data every 6 days at 11:30 pm
- Archive log files every 6 days at 11:30 pm
- Send out a report to users every 6 days at 11:30 pm
Similar Cron Jobs
You might also want to run a crontab:
FUN FACT: If you need to temporarily disable a cron job, you can simply comment out the line in the crontab file that corresponds to that particular task..
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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.