Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Set up a cron job GUI

SkyHi @ Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Set up a cron job

A cron job is a process that is automatically run at whatever time you set it to run. This can be each day, each hour of every day, every 5 minutes of every hour of every day. Setting up a cron job can be a daunting task if you don't know what you're doing. It appears to be a lot harder than what it actually is. Hopefully, with the use of our generator and tips on how to get your cron job running, you will find it a lot easier.

  • determine how often you would like this process to run - which minute of which hour of which days
  • hold down the (ctrl) key to choose multiple values in the one select box
  • choose the times/days/months you would like to run the process. The checkbox below the hours/day selection is if you would like to run the process regularly, for instance, choose '5' and check the checkbox underneath to choose every 5 minutes.
  • if you want the process to run every day, don't choose anything from the 'day' list. Same for months - day of week - hours. A non-selection from a list will assume * all *

Reference: http://www.htmlbasix.com/crontab.shtml