The Cron Job/Crontab
To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:
0 0 28 */2 *
This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):
“Every 2 months on day 28 of the month.”
What is a Cron Job & Crontab?
A cron job is a scheduled task that is typically executed by the server in order to automate certain processes or tasks. For example, a cron job could be set up to automatically backup a database every night at 2am.
A crontab is a file that contains commands to be run at specified times. The crontab file is typically edited using the crontab command, which can be used to list, edit, or delete the contents of the file.
Every cron job uses five fields. Here is an explanation of what each field does in this cron, which runs “every 2 months on day 28 of the month“:
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!.
You might want to set up a crontab or cron job to run every 2 months on day 28 of the month for several reasons, including:
- Update a blog
- Send a newsletter to subscribers
- Generate a report on website activity
- Check for expired coupons
- Back up the database
Similar Cron Jobs
You might also want to run a crontab:
- every 3 months
- every 2 months
- every 6 months
- every 1 month
- every 5 months
- every 4 months
- every 3 months on day 4 of the month
- every 3 months on day 14 of the month
- every 6 months on day 27 of the month
FUN FACT: If you need to temporarily disable a cron job, you can simply comment out the line in the crontab file that corresponds to that particular task..
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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.