The Cron Job/Crontab
To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:
* 11-12 * * *
This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):
“Every minute between 11:00 am and 12:00 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 system maintenance or administration tasks, such as running backups or sending email reports.
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 minute between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm“:
FUN FACT: When configuring a cron job, you can specify the minute, hour, day of the month, month and day of the week when it should run – this gives you a lot of flexibility in terms of when your task will be performed automatically!.
You might want to set up a crontab or cron job to run every minute between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm for several reasons, including:
- Sending a reminder email to users every minute during the specified time frame
- Running a script that deletes temporary files every minute during the specified time frame
- Checking for new messages in a chat application every minute during the specified time frame
- Updating a user’s status on a social networking site every minute during the specified time frame
Similar Cron Jobs
You might also want to run a crontab:
- every minute
- every 12 minutes
- every 4 minutes
- every 27 minutes
- every minute between 12:00 am and 1:00 am
- every minute between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm
- every minute between 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm
FUN FACT: Cron is one of the most powerful tools available on a Linux system – use it wisely!.
In this article, you learned how to set up a cron job that runs every minute between 11:00 am and 12:00 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 crontab cheat sheet for a list of hundreds of popular cron jobs.