This page will help you quickly and easily set up a cron job to run once per day on Monday to Wednesday.
The Cron Job/Crontab
To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:
0 0 * * 1-3
This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):
“Once per day on Monday to Wednesday.”
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 automating tasks, such as running backups or sending emails.
Crontab files are typically stored in the /etc/crontab file, but they can also be stored in individual user’s home directories. To edit your own crontab file, you can use the command “crontab -e”. This will open up the file in your default text editor.
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 Wednesday“:
FUN FACT: You can use cron to schedule just about anything!.
You might want to set up a crontab or cron job to run once per day on Monday to Wednesday for several reasons, including:
- Backing up your data
- Generate reports
- Restart a service
- Backup a database
Similar Cron Jobs
You might also want to run a crontab:
- once per week on Friday
- once per week on Wednesday
- once per week on Saturday
- once per week on Thursday
- once per week on Tuesday
- once per week on Monday
- once per day on Sunday to Tuesday
- once per day on Sunday to Thursday
- once per day on Tuesday to Friday
FUN FACT: A common use for cron jobs is to generate periodic reports – for example, you could set up a cron job to automatically generate and send out a report on website traffic statistics every week..
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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.