The Cron Job/Crontab
To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:
* 6-20 * * *
This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):
“Every minute between 6:00 am and 8:00 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 maintenance or administrative tasks, such as backing up data or updating software.
The crontab is a file that contains instructions for the cron daemon. The crontab is typically edited using the crontab command.
Every cron job uses five fields. Here is an explanation of what each field does in this cron, which runs “every minute between 6:00 am and 8:00 pm“:
FUN FACT: If you want to edit your personal crontab, just type: “crontab -e” at the command prompt..
You might want to set up a crontab or cron job to run every minute between 6:00 am and 8:00 pm for several reasons, including:
- Running a daily backup at 6:00 pm
- Sending out a report of system usage statistics at 7:00 am
- Checking for software updates at 8:00 pm
Similar Cron Jobs
You might also want to run a crontab:
- every minute
- every 28 minutes
- every 15 minutes
- every 13 minutes
- every minute between 2:00 am and 3:00 am
- every minute between 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm
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 cron job cheat sheet for a list of hundreds of popular cron jobs.