This page will help you quickly and easily set up a cron job to run once per day on Tuesday to Wednesday.
The Cron Job/Crontab
To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:
0 0 * * 2-3
This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):
“Once per day on Tuesday to Wednesday.”
What is a Cron Job & Crontab?
A cron job is a task that is scheduled to run at a specified time or interval. Cron jobs are typically used to perform system maintenance or administration tasks, such as backing up data or generating reports.
Crontab is a file that contains instructions for the cron daemon. The cron daemon is a program that runs in the background and executes tasks at specified times. The crontab file is used to specify which tasks are to be run and when they are to be run.
Every cron job uses five fields. Here is an explanation of what each field does in this cron, which runs “once per day on Tuesday to Wednesday“:
FUN FACT: Cron jobs are stored in a file called “crontab”, which is short for “cron table”..
You might want to set up a crontab or cron job to run once per day on Tuesday 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 Wednesday
- once per week on Tuesday
- once per week on Monday
- once per week on Saturday
- once per day on Friday to Saturday
- once per day on Saturday to Sunday
FUN FACT: If you want to edit your personal crontab, just type: “crontab -e” at the command prompt..
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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.