CRONNEXT(1)                General Commands Manual               CRONNEXT(1)

NAME         top

       cronnext - time of next job cron will execute

SYNOPSIS         top

       cronnext [-i users] [-e users] [-s] [-t time] [-v] [-h]

DESCRIPTION         top

       Determine the time cron will execute the next job.  Without
       arguments, it prints that time considering all crontabs, in number of
       seconds since the Epoch.  This number can be converted into other
       formats using date(1), like 'date --date @43243254'

OPTIONS         top

       -i user,user,user,...
              consider only the crontabs of these users;
              use "*system*" for the system crontab

       -e user,user,user,...
              do not consider the crontabs of these users

       -s     do not consider the system crontab, usually /etc/crontab;
              the system crontab usually contains the hourly, daily, weekly
              and montly crontabs, which might be better dealt with

       -t time
              determine the next job from this time, instead of now;
              the time is expressed in number of seconds since the Epoch, as
              obtained for example by 'date +%s --date "now + 2 hours"'

       -v     verbose mode: scanning the crontab is done in verbose mode,
              and for each user and job the next execution time is printed
              both as number of seconds since the Epoch and in the standard

       -h     summary of options

AUTHOR         top

       Marco Migliori <>

SEE ALSO         top

       cron(8), cron(1), crontab(5), crontab(1), anacron(8), anacrontab(5),
       atq(1), date(1)

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                                Nov 30, 2015                     CRONNEXT(1)