The Cron Job/Crontab
To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:
0 1-21 * * *
This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):
“Every hour between 1:00 am and 9:00 pm.”
What is a Cron Job & Crontab?
Crontab files are stored in the “/etc/cron*” directories on most Linux systems. Each user has their own crontab file, and there is also a system-wide crontab file that can be used to schedule system tasks.
Every cron job uses five fields. Here is an explanation of what each field does in this cron, which runs “every hour between 1:00 am and 9:00 pm“:
FUN FACT: Cron jobs are stored in a file called “crontab”, which is short for “cron table”..
You might want to set up a crontab or cron job to run every hour between 1:00 am and 9:00 pm for several reasons, including:
- Automatic daily backups
- Running a nightly log file analysis
- Generating reports on website usage statistics
- Sending out weekly newsletters
Similar Cron Jobs
You might also want to run a crontab:
- every 7 hours
- every 10 hours
- every 1 hour
- every 9 hours
- every 2 hours
- every hour between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm
- every hour between 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm
FUN FACT: Cron is one of the most powerful tools available on a Linux system – use it wisely!.
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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.