Cron Job Every Minute Between 11:00 am & 9:00 pm (Crontab)

This page will help you quickly and easily set up a cron job to run every minute between 11:00 am and 9:00 pm.

The Cron Job/Crontab

To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:

* 11-21 * * *

This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):

“Every minute between 11:00 am and 9:00 pm.”

What is a Cron Job & Crontab?

A cron job is a time-based task that is set to run at specific intervals. This can be anything from running a script every hour to backing up a database every day. Cron jobs are typically used for maintenance or automation purposes.

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.

Cron Fields

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 9:00 pm“:

  • Field 1: (*) indicates that the task will be run every minute.
  • Field 2: (11-21) indicates that the task will be run between hours 11 and 21 (11 am to 9 pm).
  • Field 3: (*) indicates that the task will be run every day of the month.
  • Field 4: (*) indicates that the task will be run every month.
  • Field 5: (*) indicates that the task will be run every day of the week.
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    FUN FACT: When troubleshooting issues with cron jobs, it can be helpful to run them manually from the command line – this will allow you to see any error messages that might be generated..

    Use Cases

    You might want to set up a crontab or cron job to run every minute between 11:00 am and 9:00 pm for several reasons, including:

    • wake up at 6:30
    • make breakfast
    • eat breakfast
    • brush teeth
    • get dressed for the day
    • leave for work/school
    • attend classes/work all day
    • come home from work/school
    • make dinner
    • eat dinner

    Similar Cron Jobs

    You might also want to run a crontab:

    FUN FACT: You can use cron to schedule just about anything!.

    Wrapping Up

    In this article, you learned how to set up a cron job that runs every minute between 11:00 am and 9:00 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.

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