* | any value |

, | value list separator |

- | range of values |

/ | step values |

### How to run crontab every 5 minutes?

Cronjob is a fantastic feature, that enables you to schedule your repetitive jobs. */5 * * * * let's you run a script/program every 5 minutes. All you need to do is, configure this cronjob in your system with the script/program you want to run, which can be done in an unix/linux based operating system as following:

Step 1: Edit your cronjob file by running "crontab -e" command

Step 2: Add the following line for every 5 minutes interval:

*/5 * * * * /path/to/your/script-or-program

Step 3: Save the file. That's it!### How to run a script in crontab every 5 minutes?

Cronjob let's you run a script to do a repetitive job in an efficent way, here's how you can schedule a cronjob for every 5 minutes:

Step 1: Edit your cronjob file by running "crontab -e" command

Step 2) Add the following line for every 5 minutes interval:

*/5 * * * * /path/to/your/script

Step 3: Save the file. That's it!### Is */5 * * * * the right expression for every 5 minutes?

Absolutely, this is the correct expression for the magic you are looking for. */5 * * * * let's you run a cronjob every 5 minutes.

### What are some examples of every 5 minutes crontab?

There are potentially infinte examples for it. Think about any job that you want to run every 5 minutes, it can be processing some data, generating a report, crawling an external source, pinging another service etc.

For example, if I want to check uptime of my website in every 1 minute, I can write a program to do this for me using this powerful functionality of scheduling.

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