Laravel Scheduler Adds Support for Running Hourly Tasks on a Certain Minute


January 6th, 2017


The Laravel Scheduler now includes a new method hourlyAt that will allow you to define the minute within the hour that it should run. This helpful in situations where you have a task that should run hourly but not at the top of the hour.

Using the same simple syntax as all the other methods and here is a quick example:


This will set the command to run every hour on the 15th minute. Of course, you can still pair it with the other methods to get more fine-grained control:

2 ->weekdays()
3 ->hourlyAt(15);

This feature is included starting at v5.3.29 and will allow you to use the familiar syntax instead of having to jump into using the cron method to define it.

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Eric L. Barnes

Eric is the creator of Laravel News and has been covering Laravel since 2012.