The Cron Job/Crontab
To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:
* 22-23 * * *
This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):
“Every minute between 10:00 pm and 11:00 pm.”
What is a Cron Job & Crontab?
A cron job is a time-based task that is set to run at a specific time or interval. This can be used to automate tasks such as running backups, sending emails, or running system maintenance scripts.
A crontab is a file that contains a list of commands to be executed by the cron daemon. The commands in the crontab are executed at the specified times.
Every cron job uses five fields. Here is an explanation of what each field does in this cron, which runs “every minute between 10:00 pm and 11:00 pm“:
FUN FACT: Cron jobs are automated processes that run on a schedule..
You might want to set up a crontab or cron job to run every minute between 10:00 pm and 11:00 pm for several reasons, including:
- Turning off lights at 11:00 pm
- Running a backup script at 10:30 pm
- Checking for new emails every minute
- Logging user activity every minute
Similar Cron Jobs
You might also want to run a crontab:
- every 15 minutes
- every 3 minutes
- every 16 minutes
- every 12 minutes
- every 20 minutes
- every minute between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm
- every minute between 8:00 pm and 11:00 pm
- every minute between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm
FUN FACT: Each user on a system can have their own crontab, and commands in them will be executed as that user..
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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.