Cron Formats - Examples & Reference

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Some example of formats you can use to set the frequency your jobs are called.

You can set these values by calling crontab -e with the user you want the command to run as (for root, do sudo crontab -e)

Every minute

* * * * * /path/to/command

Every hour

0 * * * * /path/to/command

Every day at 6 AM

0 6 * * * /path/to/command

Every day at 8 PM

0 20 * * * /path/to/command

Every two days at 10 PM

0 22 */2 * * /path/to/command

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