Crontab Every 6 Hours

At 0 minutes past the hour, every 6 hours,Sat Nov 28 2020 18:00:00 GMT+0000

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How to run crontab every 6 hours?

    Cronjob is a fantastic feature, that enables you to schedule your repetitive jobs. 0 */6 * * * let's you run a script/program every 6 hours. 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 6 hours interval:
              0 */6 * * * /path/to/your/script-or-program

    Step 3: Save the file. That's it!

  • How to run a script in crontab every 6 hours?

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

    Step 2) Add the following line for every 6 hours interval:
              0 */6 * * * /path/to/your/script

    Step 3: Save the file. That's it!

  • Is 0 */6 * * * the right expression for every 6 hours?

    Absolutely, this is the correct expression for the magic you are looking for. 0 */6 * * * let's you run a cronjob every 6 hours.

  • What are some examples of every 6 hours crontab?

    There are potentially infinte examples for it. Think about any job that you want to run every 6 hours, 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.