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The PCman's Free Crontab Generator
Free Crontab Generator, create your own cron jobs with our free crontab generator. Simply enter the time you want the command to run and enter the script to be executed, 3 commands can be entered.
This can be useful if you need scripts to run at certain times of the day. It is similar to the Windows Task Scheduler except it operates on a Unix-Linux server.
Our free crontab generator will create a file with up to 3 commands on it. Instructions for crontab set up and use are also on the next page. Note: To use this file your web server must be Unix or Linux and have SSH or Shell access to execute the file.
Crontab syntax looks like this:
30 5 * * * /usr/you/home/runme.pl
The first number is the minute of the hour that the command will be executed.
The second number is the hour of the day that the command will be executed.
The third number is the day of the month that the command will be executed.
The fourth number is the month of the year that the command will be executed.
The fifth number is the day of the week that the command will be executed.
The last part is the server path where the script to be run is located on the server.
The syntax above would execute runme.pl every day at 5:30AM.
For example, * * * * * would mean every min
and 0 0 * * * would mean at midnight.
1. On the next page you will download the file you have created: crontab.txt
2. Upload the file "crontab.txt" using ASCII mode. (You can upload the crontab file to any place you like. You can put it in your cgi-bin so it will stay private.)
3. Then SSH into your server and type the server path to where you uploaded the file. Use the server path not the URL or web address. Ask your web host for this information if you don't know what it is. Type cd, then the server path; see the following example.
This will take you to the directory where you uploaded the crontab file.
4. To execute your crontab file use the SSH program and type this: