The Cron Job/Crontab
To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:
*/25 * * * *
This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):
“Every 25 minutes.”
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 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 25 minutes“:
FUN FACT: Cron jobs are used to schedule commands or scripts to run automatically at a specified time and date..
You might want to set up a crontab or cron job to run every 25 minutes for several reasons, including:
- Run a program that updates data every 25 minutes
- Delete temporary files every 25 minutes
- Back up files every 25 minutes
Similar Cron Jobs
You might also want to run a crontab:
- every minute
- every 15 minutes
- every 16 minutes
- every 6 minutes
- every 17 minutes
- every 9 minutes
- every minute between 4:00 am and 12:00 pm
- every minute between 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm
FUN FACT: Cron jobs are named after the Greek god of time, Chronos – so now you know where the name comes from!.
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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.