This page will help you quickly and easily set up a cron job to run once per day on Monday to Tuesday.
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):
“Once per day on Monday to Tuesday.”
What is a Cron Job & Crontab?
A cron job is a scheduled task that is typically executed automatically at a predetermined time or interval. Cron jobs are often used to perform routine system maintenance tasks, such as backing up files or databases, deleting temporary files, or sending email notifications.
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.
Every cron job uses five fields. Here is an explanation of what each field does in this cron, which runs “once per day on Monday to Tuesday“:
FUN FACT: When configuring a cron job, you can specify the minute, hour, day of the month, month and day of the week when it should run – this gives you a lot of flexibility in terms of when your task will be performed automatically!.
You might want to set up a crontab or cron job to run once per day on Monday to Tuesday for several reasons, including:
- Run a backup of the system once per day
- Scan for malware once per day
- Generate a report of system activity once per day
- Check for updates to the operating system or software packages once per day
Similar Cron Jobs
You might also want to run a crontab:
- once per week on Saturday
- once per week on Wednesday
- once per week on Thursday
- once per week on Monday
- once per day on Friday to Saturday
- once per day on Monday to Tuesday
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.