The Cron Job/Crontab
To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:
0 0 */9 * *
This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):
“Every 9 days.”
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 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. A crontab file typically contains a list of commands, with each command being executed at a specified time.
Every cron job uses five fields. Here is an explanation of what each field does in this cron, which runs “every 9 days“:
FUN FACT: Cron jobs are automated processes that run on a schedule..
You might want to set up a crontab or cron job to run every 9 days for several reasons, including:
- Backing up your data
- Generate reports
- Restart a service
- Backup a database
Similar Cron Jobs
You might also want to run a crontab:
- every 8 days
- every 3 days
- every 7 days
- every 9 days
- every 5 days
- every 7 days at 3:30 pm
- every 1 day at 2:30 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..
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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.