This page will help you quickly and easily set up a cron job to run once per day on Sunday to Saturday.
The Cron Job/Crontab
To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:
0 0 * * 0-6
This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):
“Once per day on Sunday to Saturday.”
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 maintenance tasks, such as backing up data or updating software.
A crontab is a file containing commands and instructions for the cron daemon to execute. The crontab is used to schedule jobs (commands or shell scripts) to run periodically at certain times or dates.
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 Saturday“:
FUN FACT: Cron jobs are used to schedule commands or scripts to run automatically at a specified time and date..
You might want to set up a crontab or cron job to run once per day on Sunday to Saturday for several reasons, including:
- checking for updates to a website
- sending out a daily email report
- backing up data
- performing system maintenance tasks
Similar Cron Jobs
You might also want to run a crontab:
- once per week on Wednesday
- once per week on Thursday
- once per week on Tuesday
- once per week on Monday
- once per week on Saturday
- once per day on Tuesday to Saturday
- once per day on Monday to Tuesday
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 crontab cheat sheet for a list of hundreds of popular cron jobs.