How to edit crontab in Ubuntu

For more detail information,you can

man crontab

Use crontab

To open crontab

crontab -e

If you need to run commands with administrative privileges

sudo crontab -e

Open crontab with your favorite editor.(By default it’s vi or will let you choose one from list)

export EDITOR=gedit
crontab -e

You can append “export EDITOR=gedit” to your ~/.bashrc file if necessary.

To list crontab content

crontab -l

To remove all your cron jobs

crontab -r


Crontab syntax

*    *    *    *    *  command to be executed
┬    ┬    ┬    ┬    ┬
│    │    │    │    │
│    │    │    │    │
│    │    │    │    └───── day of week (0 - 6) (0 is Sunday, or use names)
│    │    │    └────────── month (1 - 12)
│    │    └─────────────── day of month (1 - 31)
│    └──────────────────── hour (0 - 23)
└───────────────────────── min (0 - 59)
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