The Cron Job/Crontab
To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:
0 0 22 * *
This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):
“Every 1 month on day 22 of the month.”
What is a Cron Job & Crontab?
A cron job is a task that is scheduled to run at a specific time or interval. Cron is a Linux utility that allows tasks to be automatically run in the background at regular intervals. These tasks are often called “cron jobs.”
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 1 month on day 22 of the month“:
FUN FACT: Cron jobs are named after the Greek god of time, Chronos – so now you know where the name comes from!.
You might want to set up a crontab or cron job to run every 1 month on day 22 of the month for several reasons, including:
- Backup a database
- Generate a report
- Send an email
- Clean up temporary files
Similar Cron Jobs
You might also want to run a crontab:
- every 5 months
- every 4 months
- every 2 months
- every 3 months
- every 6 months
- every 5 months on day 10 of the month
- every 1 month on day 28 of the month
- every 3 months on day 29 of the month
FUN FACT: If you want to edit your personal crontab, just type: “crontab -e” at the command prompt..
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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.