Scheduling CRON Jobs with Crontab for Beginners

Crontab is an important utility that is used for scheduling cron jobs i.e. setting up a specified time-based job. Cron job can be a single command or we can also schedule cron to run bash scripts.

These cron jobs help us automate repetitive tasks like backups system updation or running some specific command or scripts etc. We can schedule cron jobs amp the system will then execute the mentioned commands or scripts without human intervention. Cron jobs can be scheduled to run on the minute hour day of the month month day of the week basis. We can also combine any of these to schedule cron jobs.

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Syntax- We need to provide the cron job in the following format.

minute hour day of the month month day of the week commandscript path.


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