The Cron Job/Crontab
To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:
* 21-22 * * *
This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):
“Every minute between 9:00 pm 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 automating tasks, such as running backups or sending emails.
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 9:00 pm and 10:00 pm“:
FUN FACT: Cron is typically used for things like system maintenance tasks, running backups etc..
You might want to set up a crontab or cron job to run every minute between 9:00 pm and 10:00 pm for several reasons, including:
- Checking if a website is up
- Sending an email reminder
- Running a daily backup
- Generating a report
Similar Cron Jobs
You might also want to run a crontab:
- every 29 minutes
- every 21 minutes
- every 25 minutes
- every 23 minutes
- every minute between 12:00 am and 5:00 pm
- every minute between 3:00 am and 5:00 am
- every minute between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm
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!.
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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.