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Foogazi: Understand Cron Jobs In 5 Minutes

Dec 11, 2006, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"In Linux, the crontab command is used to schedule execution of commands at certain time intervals whether it be hourly, daily, monthly or every x amount of minutes. This article is designed to show you the simple way of understanding crontab. Understanding the fields:

    # (Use to post in the top of your crontab)
    # ------------- minute (0 - 59)
    # | ----------- hour (0 - 23)
    # | | --------- day of month (1 - 31)
    # | | | ------- month (1 - 12)
    # | | | | ----- day of week (0 - 6) (Sunday=0)
    # | | | | |
    # * * * * * command to be executed

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