The Cron Job/Crontab
To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:
* 2-22 * * *
This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):
“Every minute between 2:00 am and 10:00 pm.”
What is a Cron Job & Crontab?
A crontab is a file containing commands and instructions for the cron daemon to execute.
Every cron job uses five fields. Here is an explanation of what each field does in this cron, which runs “every minute between 2:00 am and 10:00 pm“:
FUN FACT: Each user on a system can have their own crontab, and commands in them will be executed as that user..
You might want to set up a crontab or cron job to run every minute between 2:00 am and 10:00 pm for several reasons, including:
- Checking whether a website is still online
- Sending out emails
- Generating reports
- Updating data
Similar Cron Jobs
You might also want to run a crontab:
- every 14 minutes
- every 27 minutes
- every 12 minutes
- every 21 minutes
- every 25 minutes
- every minute between 9:00 am and 7:00 pm
- every minute between 5:00 am and 8:00 pm
FUN FACT: When editing your crontab, it is important to use a text editor that supports Unix-style line endings (LF), as opposed to Windows-style line endings (CRLF)..
In this article, you learned how to set up a cron job that runs every minute between 2:00 am and 10:00 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.