The Cron Job/Crontab
To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:
* 7-19 * * *
This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):
“Every minute between 7:00 am and 7:00 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 is a file that contains a list of commands that are to be executed at specified times. The commands in the crontab are executed by the cron daemon.
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 7:00 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 7:00 am and 7:00 pm for several reasons, including:
- Sending a daily report at 8:00 am
- Rotating logs at 9:00 pm
- Syncing data to a remote server at 10:15 am
- Running a backup at 11:30 pm
Similar Cron Jobs
You might also want to run a crontab:
- every 27 minutes
- every 21 minutes
- every 2 minutes
- every 11 minutes
- every 9 minutes
- every 19 minutes
- every minute between 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm
- every minute between 12:00 pm and 11:00 pm
FUN FACT: If you want to see what commands are scheduled in your crontab, type: “crontab -l”.
In this article, you learned how to set up a cron job that runs every minute between 7:00 am and 7:00 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.