If we define a cron job with * * * * * /some/task/to/perform, how many times will the job be executed in 60 seconds?

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Once every 60 seconds i.e. every minute.

Check man 5 crontab to get more idea on this.


Once. It will execute exactly once every 60 seconds (except when there's a leap second added or removed).

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