This page will help you quickly and easily set up a cron job to run every minute between 7:00 am and 10:00 pm.
The Cron Job/Crontab
To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:
* 7-22 * * *
This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):
“Every minute between 7:00 am and 10:00 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 tasks, such as backing up data or updating software.
A crontab (also known as a “cron table”) is a file that contains a list of commands that are executed at specified times.
Every cron job uses five fields. Here is an explanation of what each field does in this cron, which runs “every minute between 7:00 am and 10:00 pm“:
FUN FACT: If you want to see what commands are scheduled in your crontab, type: “crontab -l”.
You might want to set up a crontab or cron job to run every minute between 7:00 am and 10:00 pm for several reasons, including:
- Send out a daily email report at 8:00 am
- Back up the database at 9:00 pm
- Run a script to update data from an API every hour
Similar Cron Jobs
You might also want to run a crontab:
- every 16 minutes
- every 6 minutes
- every 10 minutes
- every 3 minutes
- every minute between 10:00 am and 8:00 pm
- every minute between 4:00 am and 6:00 am
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)..
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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.