This page will help you quickly and easily set up a cron job to run every 1 hour at 50 minutes past the hour.
The Cron Job/Crontab
To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:
50 * * * *
This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):
“Every 1 hour at 50 minutes past the hour.”
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 commonly used to automate system maintenance or administration tasks, such as running backups or sending emails.
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 1 hour at 50 minutes past the hour“:
FUN FACT: If you want to see what commands are scheduled in your crontab, type: “crontab -l”.
You might want to set up a crontab or cron job to run every 1 hour at 50 minutes past the hour for several reasons, including:
- Sending a daily report on the number of errors in the system
- Checking if a remote server is still up
- Deleting temporary files that are more than 24 hours old
Similar Cron Jobs
You might also want to run a crontab:
- every 9 hours
- every 5 hours
- every 3 hours
- every 12 hours
- every hour between 6:00 pm and 11:00 pm
- every hour between 10:00 pm and 11:00 pm
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 crontab cheat sheet for a list of hundreds of popular cron jobs.