How to use Cron Jobs

Posted by RoseHosting on May 26, 2024 3:06 AM EDT
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Cron is a widely used tool which is used to schedule tasks or so-called jobs on any Unix-like operating system. It can be set up to run the corn jobs daily, weekly, or monthly, but it can also be set up to run any given period or once only.

For example, you want to run a backup script during off-work hours. Using cron jobs, you can easily schedule the script to run at a specific time daily, every second day, weekly, or any other period.

Cron jobs can be scripts or bash commands that are set up to run at a specific time using the unix-cron string format ( * * * * * ). In this article, you will learn what each of the five fields represents.

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