This page will help you quickly and easily set up a cron job to run once per day on Sunday to Monday.
The Cron Job/Crontab
To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:
0 0 * * 0-1
This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):
“Once per day on Sunday to Monday.”
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 commonly used to automate system maintenance or administration 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 Sunday to Monday“:
FUN FACT: Cron jobs are often used to perform regular maintenance tasks, such as running backups or sending out reports..
You might want to set up a crontab or cron job to run once per day on Sunday to Monday for several reasons, including:
- Deleting old log files
- Refreshing data caches
- Performing backups
- Generating reports
Similar Cron Jobs
You might also want to run a crontab:
- once per week on Wednesday
- once per week on Saturday
- once per week on Thursday
- once per week on Friday
- once per week on Tuesday
- once per week on Monday
- once per day on Tuesday to Friday
- once per day on Monday to Friday
FUN FACT: Cron jobs are named after the Greek god Chronos, who represents time itself..
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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.