This page will help you quickly and easily set up a cron job to run once per day on Sunday to Friday.
The Cron Job/Crontab
To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:
0 0 * * 0-5
This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):
“Once per day on Sunday to Friday.”
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.
A crontab is a text file that contains a list of commands to be run at specified times. The commands in the crontab are executed by the cron daemon, which runs on most Unix-like systems.
Every cron job uses five fields. Here is an explanation of what each field does in this cron, which runs “once per day on Sunday to Friday“:
FUN FACT: Cron jobs can be set up to run at specific times, or they can be configured to run periodically (e.g., every hour)..
You might want to set up a crontab or cron job to run once per day on Sunday to Friday for several reasons, including:
- Sending a daily digest email to all users
- Generating a report of all activity for the day
- Deleting all temporary files that are more than 24 hours old
Similar Cron Jobs
You might also want to run a crontab:
- once per week on Monday
- once per week on Friday
- once per week on Wednesday
- once per week on Tuesday
- once per day on Tuesday to Saturday
- once per day on Saturday to Sunday
FUN FACT: One common use for cron jobs is to send out email reminders or notifications based on certain events (such as an upcoming deadline)..
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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.