The Cron Job/Crontab
To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:
*/23 * * * *
This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):
“Every 23 minutes.”
What is a Cron Job & Crontab?
A cron job is a scheduled task that is typically executed by the operating system on a regular basis. Cron jobs are often used to perform maintenance or administrative tasks, such as backing up data or updating software.
A crontab (also known as a “cron table”) is a file that contains a list of commands that are executed at specified times.
Every cron job uses five fields. Here is an explanation of what each field does in this cron, which runs “every 23 minutes“:
FUN FACT: If you need to delete a cron job, simply remove the corresponding line from the crontab file and save your changes..
You might want to set up a crontab or cron job to run every 23 minutes for several reasons, including:
- To automatically run a backup every 23 minutes
- To check for new emails every 23 minutes
- To update a website’s content every 23 minutes
Similar Cron Jobs
You might also want to run a crontab:
- every 7 minutes
- every 2 minutes
- every 10 minutes
- every 17 minutes
- every 5 minutes
- every 27 minutes
- every minute between 3:00 am and 11:00 am
- every minute between 12:00 am and 5:00 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.