The Cron Job/Crontab
To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:
0 7 */7 * *
This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):
“Every 7 days at 7:00 am.”
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 often used to perform routine system maintenance tasks, such as backing up files or databases, deleting temporary files, or sending email notifications.
A crontab is a file that contains a list of commands to be executed by the cron daemon. The commands in the crontab are executed at the specified times.
Every cron job uses five fields. Here is an explanation of what each field does in this cron, which runs “every 7 days at 7:00 am“:
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..
You might want to set up a crontab or cron job to run every 7 days at 7:00 am for several reasons, including:
- Automated backups
- Scheduled system maintenance
- Checking for updates to dependencies
Similar Cron Jobs
You might also want to run a crontab:
- every 8 days
- every 3 days
- every 1 day
- every 2 days
- every 6 days at 6:30 pm
- every 6 days at 7:30 pm
- every 1 day at 6:30 pm
FUN FACT: Cron jobs are stored in a file called “crontab”, which is short for “cron table”..
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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.