Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

How can I set a cron to run every 2 hours between 8 am and 5 pm for example? Is this possible?

share|improve this question

migrated from stackoverflow.com Apr 11 '12 at 23:53

This question came from our site for professional and enthusiast programmers.

9  
please read the question, it's not in Google... it's not a normal every 2 hours cron, it's every 2 hours between 8 and 5... – luqita Apr 11 '12 at 17:41
4  
I searched Google and it brought me here! Thanks for the question/answer it was exactly what I was looking for. – bh5k Nov 28 '12 at 16:51

Actually, Alex's (former) solution will run every minute, every 2 hours between 8 am and 3pm, the right solution is:

0 8-17/2 * * * /path/command

Or even:

0 8,10,12,14,16 * * * /path/command

Which of course looks less nice, but still does what requested...

share|improve this answer
0 8-17/2 * * * your_command.sh
share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .