The Cron Job/Crontab
To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:
0 0 26 * *
This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):
“Every 1 month on day 26 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 jobs are typically used for maintenance or administrative 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, which runs in the background.
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 26 of the month“:
FUN FACT: Cron jobs are used to schedule commands or scripts to run automatically at a specified time and date..
You might want to set up a crontab or cron job to run every 1 month on day 26 of the month for several reasons, including:
- send monthly newsletter
- generate monthly sales report
- create a backup of the database
Similar Cron Jobs
You might also want to run a crontab:
- every 6 months
- every 2 months
- every 1 month
- every 3 months
- every 4 months
- every 6 months on day 17 of the month
- every 5 months on day 4 of the month
- every 5 months on day 7 of the month
FUN FACT: Each user on a system can have their own crontab, and commands in them will be executed as that user..
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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 crontab cheat sheet for a list of hundreds of popular cron jobs.