How to run a cron job on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday?

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How can one run a cron job for every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:00 pm?

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~ Asked on 2015-07-07 05:57:40

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Here's my example crontab I always use as a template:

    # Use the hash sign to prefix a comment
    # +---------------- minute (0 - 59)
    # |  +------------- hour (0 - 23)
    # |  |  +---------- day of month (1 - 31)
    # |  |  |  +------- month (1 - 12)
    # |  |  |  |  +---- day of week (0 - 7) (Sunday=0 or 7)
    # |  |  |  |  |
    # *  *  *  *  *  command to be executed
    #--------------------------------------------------------------------------

To run my cron job every Monday, Wednesady and Friday at 7:00PM, the result will be:

      0 19 * * 1,3,5 nohup /home/lathonez/script.sh > /tmp/script.log 2>&1

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~ Answered on 2015-07-07 06:02:36


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Use crontab to add job

  crontab -e

And job should be in this format:

  00 19 * * 1,3,5 /home/user/somejob.sh

~ Answered on 2015-07-07 06:07:17


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