This page will help you quickly and easily set up a cron job to run every minute between 3:00 am and 4:00 am.
The Cron Job/Crontab
To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:
* 3-4 * * *
This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):
“Every minute between 3:00 am and 4:00 am.”
What is a Cron Job & Crontab?
A crontab is a text file that contains a list of commands to be run at specified times. The commands in the crontab are executed by the cron daemon, which runs on most Unix-like systems.
Every cron job uses five fields. Here is an explanation of what each field does in this cron, which runs “every minute between 3:00 am and 4:00 am“:
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 3:00 am and 4:00 am for several reasons, including:
- Syncing files between two servers
- Generating reports
- Sending out notifications or emails
- Running a backup
Similar Cron Jobs
You might also want to run a crontab:
- every 26 minutes
- every 12 minutes
- every 29 minutes
- every 11 minutes
- every 18 minutes
- every 27 minutes
- every minute between 3:00 am and 11:00 am
- every minute between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm
FUN FACT: If you need to delete a cron job, simply remove the corresponding line from the crontab file and save your changes..
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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.