11 Cron Scheduling Task Examples in Linux

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46 Responses

  1. rashid ashraf says:

    Hello users here is a very nice website for creating a crontab command within few second with your schedule,

    crontabgenerator.org

    Please review it and let me know if you have any query.

    thanks

    • rashid ashraf says:

      Hello users here is a very nice website for creating a crontab command within few second with your schedule,

      crontabgenerator.org

      Please review it and let me know if you have any query.

      thanks

  2. PRAKASH C says:

    any one can help me to run cronjob for every 45 days

  3. Dipesh Udhlani says:

    Nice to read it!

  4. susmita says:

    Hi I am not able to install cron in my Centos 7 machine

  5. Hans says:

    I need something to call a .php webpage every minute, can this be handled?

  6. Junaid Ali says:

    Thanks for this share, I need your help on an real urgent basis, I need my server to automatically update its dynamic ip with the DDNS provider every time my system reboots or boots, kindly help me with the command, i am using ddclient for dynamic ip updating to my DDNS provider with the following command:

    "/usr/sbin/ddclient -daemon 300 -syslog -verbose -noquiet -debug"
    

    kindly tell me the exact command for running the above command as root as soon as my system boots up.

    Secondly i want my server to execute this command on every reboot even if no one has logged in yet, is it possible to run the command using crontab before even anyone logs in the server?

    Really Appreciate any help from any of you who knows how to do it..

    Regards

    • Ravi Saive says:

      @Junaid,

      Which Linux distribution you’re using? if it’s CentOS, you can add the below command to /etc/rc.local file, this file executes commands when system boots up.

      /usr/sbin/ddclient -daemon 300 -syslog -verbose -noquiet -debug
      

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