The Cron Job/Crontab
To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:
0 0 1 */2 *
This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):
“Every 2 months.”
What is a Cron Job & Crontab?
The crontab is a file that contains instructions for the cron daemon. The crontab is typically edited using the crontab command.
Every cron job uses five fields. Here is an explanation of what each field does in this cron, which runs “every 2 months“:
FUN FACT: Cron jobs are stored in a file called “crontab”, which is short for “cron table”..
You might want to set up a crontab or cron job to run every 2 months for several reasons, including:
- Monthly backups
- Generate reports
- Update software
- Check for system updates
Similar Cron Jobs
You might also want to run a crontab:
- every 6 months
- every 1 month
- every 5 months
- every 3 months
- every 4 months
- every 6 months on day 7 of the month
- every 5 months on day 22 of the month
- every 4 months on day 10 of the month
FUN FACT: The most common way to edit cron jobs is using the crontab command – this stands for “cron table,” and it contains all the information about when your tasks should be executed..
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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.