This page will help you quickly and easily set up a cron job to run every minute between 4:00 am and 1:00 pm.
The Cron Job/Crontab
To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:
* 4-13 * * *
This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):
“Every minute between 4:00 am and 1:00 pm.”
What is a Cron Job & Crontab?
A cron job is a time-based task that is set to run at a specific interval. For example, a cron job can be set to run every day at midnight in order to update a database or send out nightly emails. Cron jobs are typically used for maintenance tasks that need to be performed on a regular basis.
A crontab is a file that contains commands to be run at specified times. The crontab file is typically edited using the crontab command, which can be used to list, edit, or delete the contents of the file.
Every cron job uses five fields. Here is an explanation of what each field does in this cron, which runs “every minute between 4:00 am and 1:00 pm“:
FUN FACT: Cron is one of the most powerful tools available on a Linux system – use it wisely!.
You might want to set up a crontab or cron job to run every minute between 4:00 am and 1:00 pm for several reasons, including:
- Wake up at a certain time
- Get dressed
- Eat breakfast
- Brush teeth
- Leave for work/school
Similar Cron Jobs
You might also want to run a crontab:
- every 4 minutes
- every 28 minutes
- every 13 minutes
- every 2 minutes
- every minute between 3:00 am and 10:00 pm
- every minute between 4:00 am and 7:00 am
FUN FACT: You can use cron to schedule just about anything!.
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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.