Linux 101

Setup a recurring user job using crontab command

Crontab is one of the useful commands for scheduling repetitive jobs in Red Hat Linux.

OS: RHEL 7.9

Job: To run echo hiya command at 14:23 every day in user marco

Step 1: crontab -u marco -e

Step 2: insert 23 14 * * * /bin/echo hiya
(23, 14, *, *, * stand for minutes, hours, day of month, month, day of week)

You can browse the website below for understanding cron schedule:

https://crontab.guru/#23_14_*_*_*

Finally, using command (crontab -l -u marco) to check the job whether it is running.

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