Linux provides the cron job for the jobs, tasks, or processes which should be run at the specified intervals. A cron job can be configured for different intervals like daily, weekly, every two days at the specified time, etc. One of the most used intervals is running a job every minute.
Run Cron Job In Every Minute
The cron jobs are stored in a file named /etc/crontab file. This crontab file contains some jobs by default. These preexisting jobs run in different intervals. The format of the crontab file is like below.
To add a new job that runs in every minute the crontab command can be used. The -e option is provided to edit crontab file with the current user privileges.
Now we will set the crontab configuration. In this example we will run the touch command to create a file in the “/tmp/test”.
* * * * touch /tmp/test
Run Script Every Minute
Also a script can be executed in every minute by using the cron job. The process is the same where the crontab file is opened with the following command.
The script is named as “backup.sh” and located under the /home/ismail/.
* * * * /home/ismail/backup.sh