This article demonstrates how to run a cron job automatically after a server reboot. For example, you may want to run a particular script file or application after a server restarts.
To do this, use the @reboot crontab directive in the cron job instead of a particular day or time. For example, the following cron job runs the start_application.sh script file in the user's home directory one time only after the system restarts:
For more information about the @reboot directive and other directives you can use in cron jobs, type the following command at the command prompt:
man 5 crontab
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