When creating cron jobs using cPanel there are some handy ‘common settings’ which include presets to run cron jobs from every 5 minutes to once a year.
However for a lot of the scripts that I run on cron the jump from once a day to once a week, which are both defined under the common settings, is just a little bit too much of a time difference.
Instead there are quite a few jobs I schedule to run once every 48 hours, however the crontab command for this is not immediately obvious and is not included in cPanel’s common settings.
To run a cron job every 48 hours (i.e. every two days) try the following command:
Minute Hour Day Month Weekday 0 0 */2 * *
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