This page will help you quickly and easily set up a cron job to run once per day on Wednesday to Saturday.
The Cron Job/Crontab
To have your task run at this frequency, use the following cron:
0 0 * * 3-6
This cron command translates to the following (in Human-Readable format):
“Once per day on Wednesday 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 system maintenance or administration tasks, such as backing up data or updating software.
The crontab is a file that contains instructions for the cron daemon. The crontab is typically edited using the crontab command.
Every cron job uses five fields. Here is an explanation of what each field does in this cron, which runs “once per day on Wednesday to Saturday“:
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 Wednesday to Saturday for several reasons, including:
- Send a daily report on server performance
- Perform a backup of the database
- Check for updates to the operating system
Similar Cron Jobs
You might also want to run a crontab:
- once per week on Tuesday
- once per week on Wednesday
- once per week on Monday
- once per week on Friday
- once per week on Saturday
- once per week on Thursday
- once per day on Monday to Thursday
- once per day on Saturday to Sunday
- once per day on Monday to Friday
FUN FACT: Cron jobs are named after the Greek god of time, Chronos – so now you know where the name comes from!.
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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.