The Cron Job/Crontab
To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:
0 18 */8 * *
This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):
“Every 8 days at 6:00 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 maintenance or administrative tasks, such as backing up data or updating software.
A crontab is a file that contains commands to be run at specified times. The crontab file is typically edited using the crontab command, which can be used to list, edit, or delete the contents of the file.
Every cron job uses five fields. Here is an explanation of what each field does in this cron, which runs “every 8 days at 6:00 pm“:
FUN FACT: You can use cron to schedule just about anything!.
You might want to set up a crontab or cron job to run every 8 days at 6:00 pm for several reasons, including:
- Scheduling a backup to run every 8 days at 6:00pm
- Sending out a reminder email every 8 days at 6:00pm
- Running a script to update data every 8 days at 6:00pm
Similar Cron Jobs
You might also want to run a crontab:
- every 6 days
- every 4 days
- every 2 days
- every 7 days
- every 4 days at 11:30 pm
- every 6 days at 11:30 am
- every 1 day at 12:30 pm
FUN FACT: Cron jobs are named after the Greek god Chronos, who represents time itself..
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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.