The Cron Job/Crontab
To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:
* 13-15 * * *
This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):
“Every minute between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.”
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 automating 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 minute between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm“:
FUN FACT: If a cron job is not properly configured, it might never execute – so make sure you double-check your settings before setting one up!.
You might want to set up a crontab or cron job to run every minute between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm for several reasons, including:
- Scheduling a meeting
- Taking a break
- Checking email
- Getting lunch
Similar Cron Jobs
You might also want to run a crontab:
- every 14 minutes
- every 10 minutes
- every 20 minutes
- every 4 minutes
- every minute between 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm
- every minute between 2:00 am and 12:00 pm
FUN FACT: If you want to see what commands are scheduled in your crontab, type: “crontab -l”.
In this article, you learned how to set up a cron job that runs every minute between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Please share this page with friends and colleagues if you find it useful.
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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.